From the USDA Forest Service:
After many years of work and your input, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests have published the revised forest plan and final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on Wednesday August 30th, 2023. The legal notice published in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel will initiate a 60-day objection filing period. A link to all materials for the revised forest plan and EIS as well as instructions for objection filing will be published at the Forest Plan webpage:
Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests - Planning (usda.gov)
The National Forest Foundation and the GMUG National Forests will host two virtual webinars and one in person. This is a great opportunity to receive an overview of the plan, changes made between draft and final, and an outline of the objection process. Each meeting will contain identical content and will provide an opportunity for viewers to choose an option that fits their schedule. These are NOT objection or resolution meetings. We appreciate your support and input in making it to this important milestone.
See you on the trail!
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Applications are now open for the second round of the Drought Plan Program! This program pairs agricultural producers with technical professionals to help them make a drought plan, and provides financial incentives to those who complete one.
More information and the application.
Applications close Oct. 2
How It Works
JOIN NACD AND FSA FOR TRAINING SESSION TO BE PREPARED FOR UPCOMING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Understanding the criteria for obtaining Farm Service Agency farm and tract numbers is essential to help producers participate in upcoming grants with financial incentives being offered by NACD. This training will be an indispensable resource for various state leaders, local districts, and all stakeholders working with producers. It will ensure eligibility for future participation in financial assistance opportunities.
Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) for an information session on August 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. EDT in preparation for upcoming funding opportunities.
The session will provide information for local conservation district board members and staff, state and territory associations, and other stakeholders that work directly with producers.
Topics to be addressed include: