Directors from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) have met to sign an important Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that is sure to improve the already strong relationship between the agencies.
This MOU allows biologists with the Georgia DNR to more efficiently assist FSA staff with such initiatives as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This 30-year old program provides rental payments to participating farmers in exchange for removing land of conservation concern from agricultural production.
Highlights of the MOU for Georgia include CP-36 (CRP Longleaf Pine Initiative) and CP-33 (Habitat buffers for Upland Birds) – both important efforts for creating critical habitat for wildlife, such as Bobwhite Quail.
For more information on landowner programs in Georgia, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/conservation/landowner-programs.