Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Adam McDaniel
Ducks Unlimited 

Applications for county conservation projects due in April


Although many people realize the prairie pothole region is the duck factory of North America, less emphasis is put on the other species of migratory birds that depend on this vital habitat. The birds pictured are white-faced Ibis. They are best recognized by their long curving bill and dark iridescent plumage. They are one of many species of wading birds that depend on prairie pothole wetlands and grasslands for feeding and nesting.

Agricultural producers in Blaine and Phillips counties have until April 19, 2019, to apply for financial assistance for conservation practices through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program. This partnership project provides an opportunity for producers to manage their working lands in a way that is compatible with agricultural production and good stewardship.

In 2017, a proposal submitted by Ducks Unlimited was accepted by NRCS to be part of a program that provides funding for partnership projects between public and private entities, l...

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