Meeting Planned to Provide Input into Federal Conservation Programs

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 10 a.m., July 19, 2017, at the USDA office in Ozark, Mo. located at 1786 S. 16th Avenue.

The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge of natural resource concerns. Specifically, the group will help prioritize selection criteria for NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Pro-gram (CSP) applications in Christian, Douglas, Ozark, Stone and Taney Counties.

The meeting is open to the public and will include time for comments from residents of the represented counties. While final decisions will be made by NRCS leadership, local input is requested. Anyone needing accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact at seven days prior to the meeting.

For more information, contact Aaron Hoefer at 417-581-2719 ext 3.