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How the COVID-19 relief package can help western landowners

By Patricia Dowd | March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes specific provisions for critical sectors of the economy, with particular assistance for agricultural businesses and land managers. In the following, we lay out these provisions and, where appropriate, how to avail yourself of them.

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Forest Planning Rule Comment Period Extended

On February  27, 2013 the Forest Service initiated a 60-day comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review the Agency’s proposed planning directives.  The public comment period closed…

Conservation Stewardship Program Grants

Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31 Release No. 0083.13 Contact: Office of Communications (202)720-4623   Voluntary program allows producers to maintain or increase productivity of their operations while…

USDA Claims Deadline Extended

Release No. 0053.13 Contact: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Must be Filed by MAY 1, 2013 WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013-…

Conservation Innovation Grants Available

NRCS accepts applications for Conservation Innovation Grants Media Contact: Sarah Maxwell 202-720-0693 CIG Information Contact: Gregorio Cruz 703-235-8065 WASHINGTON, February 25, 2013 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to…

Forest Planning Rule Revisions

Forest Service Releases PROPOSED Planning Rule Directives and Seeks Public Comment Because of your past interest in the work of the Forest Service to update its rules and guidance regarding…

Conservation bills introduced

Slew of conservation, forest and grazing bills reintroduced Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 Lawmakers yesterday reintroduced a handful of bills to bolster conservation of public lands, gird…

NRCS Accepts Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants WASHINGTON, February 14, 2013 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to $25 million in grants to help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to improve…

BLM Seeks Applicants for Resource Advisory Councils

BLM Seeks Applicants for Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) The Bureau of Land Management today announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on its 29 Resource Advisory Councils…

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

USFWS identifies habitat for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Service Identifies Important Habitat for Recovery of Southwestern Willow Flycatcher For Release:    January 2, 2013 Contacts:         Tom Buckley 505-248-6455, Tom_Buckley@fws.gov Jeff Humphrey 602-242-0210…

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