USDA Invests $65 Million for Conservation and Climate Action on Private Lands

USDA Forest Service
August 31, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $65 million through two funding opportunities for new tools, approaches, practices and technologies to further natural resource conservation on private lands through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Of this funding, $25 million will be delivered through the Inflation Reduction Act, which directed USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to prioritize CIG On-Farm Trials projects. …For CIG On-Farm Trials, this year’s funding priorities are: Irrigation water management technologies, Nutrient management, Feeding management and enteric methane reduction, Grazing lands and Soil health demonstration trials. For CIG Classic, this year’s funding priorities are: Forestry, Habitat conservation and restoration for wildlife and invertebrates, Managing agricultural lands to improve local water quality, Energy conservation, Economics, and Strengthening conservation through indigenous knowledge.

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