|NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS)
The NRCS offers a variety of conservation programs. For the latest information on these programs please go to www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/.
One successful recipient of NRCS program funding is Bradley Theriault. He received funding for a high tunnel and has been growing and selling vegetables to the residents of Fort Kent and surrounding areas. After planting early in March, with the snow still drifted around the high tunnel, Brad began harvesting lettuce May 14th!
A view of the high tunnel ~ outside and inside (full of veggies), July 2011.
Local Working Groups
What is a Local Working Group?
Local Working Groups are composed of agricultural producers, owners/operators of nonindustrial private forest land, professionals representing agricultural and natural resource interests, and individuals representing a variety of disciplines in the soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, and wildlife sciences who are familiar with agricultural and natural resource issues in the local community.
Role of Local Working Groups
Local Working Groups provide recommendations to the District Conservationist and the State Conservationist on local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs.
Local Working Group membership aims to be diverse and focus on agricultural interests and natural resource issues existing in the local community.
Individuals or groups wanting to become a member of a Local Working Group may submit a request that explains their interest to the Local Working Group NRCS District Conservationist. Click button for a membership application.