BOZEMAN, Mont., May 13, 2020-Agricultural producers in Blaine, Phillips and Valley counties have until June 12, 2020, to apply for financial assistance for conservation practices through the Natural Resources Conservation Service&squo;s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Producer applications must focus on improving wildlife habitat, soil quality and water quality.

The Ducks Unlimited Prairie Pothole Region Working Lands RCPP project gives producers an opportunity to manage their working lands in a way that is compatible with agricultural production and good stewardship. The program is funded through the Conservation Stewardship Program to restore and enhance wetland and grassland habitat and improve the management of working lands for agricultural production, while minimizing impacts to natural resources.

The NRCS RCPP program provides funding for partnership projects between public and private entities, local communities and nongovernmental organizations.

For more information or to apply, contact Adam McDaniel, Ducks Unlimited Conservation Specialist, 406-564-0709. or visit your local USDA service center.

  • Blaine County - 228 Ohio Street, Chinook or 406-357-2320
  • Phillips County - 1120 U.S. Highway 191 South, Suite 2, Malta or 406-654-1334
  • Valley County - 54059 U.S. Highway 2 West, Suite 2, Glasgow or 406-228-4321