JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Upper Black Creek Watershed Initiative project that will help mitigate wildfire threats to Mississippi communities.
The project is part of the Joint Landscape Restoration partnership investing $1.76 million in Mississippi toward that end. It will also help to improve wildlife habitat for at-risk species and protect water quality and supply throughout the area.
The south Mississippi counties eligible include all or parts of the following: Jefferson Davis, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Pearl River, Stone, George and Jackson.
Landowners interested in participating may apply at their local USDA Service Center / NRCS office. Only applications received by April 17 will be considered in the first ranking pool for financial assistance designed to address critical natural resource concerns.
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