The National Resource Conservation Service is seeking proposals for projects that will bring partners together to help farmers, ranchers and private nonindustrial forest landowners implement beneficial water and land conservation practices under the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) and the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI).
Through AWEP, NRCS provides support for projects that conserve and improve water quality, use irrigation water efficiently, mitigate the effects of droughts.
Through CCPI, NRCS and partners assist producers in implementing conservation practices on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands.
Proposals for AWEP and CCPI projects must be received by NRCS by Jan. 28, 2011. Visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/awep and www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/ccpi web pages for more information.