Special EQIP funding available in SE Ohio for Oak & Hickory Management

IMG_0439The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering a special sign-up for 17 counties through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that is targeted towards the management of Oak & Hickory Woodlands.  This program provides incentive payments to forest landowners implementing woodland management practices that encourage oak/hickory growth & regeneration.  Eligible practices thru this program include: crop tree release, cull tree removal, thinning, and control of woody invasive species (bush honeysuckle, tree of heaven, autumn-olive and privet).  Click on this link to find out if you are eligible and to find your local NRCS and ODNR-Division of Forestry contact: EQIP Forestry Oak Mgt.  The deadline is fast approaching so if you are interested apply now!

2 thoughts on “Special EQIP funding available in SE Ohio for Oak & Hickory Management

  1. Hi, I am the owner of approximately 120 Acres of mature woodlands in Washington Township, Belmont County in Southeastern Ohio. Jeremy Scherf, the forester for that area could give you a quick reference as to the possibilities this woodland might provide for your project. Thank you for any consideration and I will be looking forward to your reply.

    • Yes, Jeremy would be an excellent person to talk to about the project. To find contact information for Jeremy and the other Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Service Foresters go to: forestry.ohiodnr.gov/serviceforesters To find your local USDA Service Center Visit: offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=OHlocator/app?state=OH

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