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CStREAM added a new Announcement

Posted October 18, 2023

Are you interested in hosting a C-StREAM intern this summer? Here is how you can! (**DEADLINE NOVEMBER 10)

Dear Colleagues, Are you eager to support young aspiring environmental professionals? The Chesapeake Research Consortium’s (CRC) Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) program is focused on recruiting, advising, and mentoring college students from populations who have been historically excluded from the environmental field and are underrepresented in environmental research and management professions. For…

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Anne.Hairston-Strang@maryland.gov added a new Announcement

Posted November 4, 2020

Maryland Forest Action Plan open for comment

The DRAFT Maryland Forest Action Plan is open for public review and comment through November 16, 2020.  Revisions from the 2010 and 2015 plans were made following six statewide listening sessions in May 2019, reference to the State Wildlife Action Plan, and additional presentations to stakeholder groups. Comments can be submitted through the online portal on the website:…

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Sally Claggett added a new Announcement

Posted April 23, 2019

Great News from NY on Buffer Incentives

New York State is increasing the incentive rate offered to producers for enrolling land as a Riparian Forest Buffer (CP-22) through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program within the Upper Susquehanna Watershed.  The new incentive rate, per acre, will be 20 X the Soil Rental Rate.  This incentive will be paid to producers effective immediately as…

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Abbi Huntzinger added a new Announcement

Posted December 19, 2018

Now accepting proposals for projects that support the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement Goals and Outcomes!

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks services for technical assistance to support key Chesapeake Bay Program Goals and Outcomes through thirteen (13) separate scopes of work: Proposal 1: Quantification of the Value of Green Infrastructure Hazard Mitigation Related to Inland and Coastal Flooding Proposal 2: Behavior Change Training…

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Sally Claggett added a new Announcement

Posted October 16, 2018

Conservation Reserve Program Closed: On Hold Until New Farm Bill

Many of you are already aware that the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP and CREP) was only authorized through Fiscal Year 2018.  As of September 28, 2018, it has been closed across the country and not likely to re-open until there is a new Farm Bill. Here is the Farm Service Agency notice: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_Notice/crp_860.pdf This unfortunate development…

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Sally Claggett added a new Announcement

Posted August 31, 2018

Bobby’s Buffer Blog

If you haven’t seen this yet, check out this week’s blog by Bobby Whitescarver– it is in honor of his buffer which just turned 15 years old.  As Bobby says: I have some really good news. The riparian buffers on our farm are now fifteen years old. The CRP contracts expire next month. It is…

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