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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    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
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    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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  • Mr. Carl A. DuPoldt Jr.
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted April 23, 2018

    2018 National No-Till Conference Sessions Videos Link

    2018 National No-Tillage Conference Sessions Videos  https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/7535-national-no-tillage-conference-sessions-videos

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted April 3, 2018

    Bay Journal article on Riparian Forest Buffers

    The April Bay Journal has a feature article on riparian forest buffers in the Chesapeake Bay.  The bottom line is not a surprise to many: progress on this Bay goal is lacking.  Read more: https://www.bayjournal.com/article/states_lagging_badly_in_planting_streamside_trees      

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted March 28, 2018

    New Riparian Assessment Tool for New York

          For Immediate Release: 03/19/2018 Contact: Erica Ringewald | (518) 402-8000 Press Office | PressOffice@dec.ny.gov   DEC and New York Natural Heritage Program Announce First-Ever Statewide Riparian Opportunity Assessment Tools New Online Tools Will Help Guide Local, Regional Stream Buffer Restoration and Protection Efforts New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner…

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  • Mr. Carl A. DuPoldt Jr.
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted March 16, 2018

    2017 Cover Crop Convergence Recap – Links

    2017 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Videos —   https://www.swcs.org/events/past-events/past-specialty-conferences/2017-national-conference-on-cover-crops-and-soil-health-videos/

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted March 9, 2018

    Several Forester Positions in MD

    MD DNR Forest Service is looking to fill a Riparian Forester position in Harford County and several Natural Resource technician/seasonal positions across the state. For more information:  Seasonal Natural Resources Technician IIIannouncement2018 HarfordBufferFORESTERannouncement2018

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted February 5, 2018

    News on 2017 Riparian Forest Buffer Sign-ups

    New data from the Farm Service Agency shows that nearly 700 acres of new riparian forest buffer were contracted in the Chesapeake watershed in 2017.  That’s good news.  But that same year, 3,678 riparian forest buffer acres were not re-enrolled.  So, are we losing ground when it comes to these important investments?  It is too…

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Posted June 23, 2017

    PA Announces Grants for Trees and Urban Buffers

    New TreeVitalize grants in PA will target urban riparian restoration: TreeVitalize Grants Program 2018 TreeVitalize Funding – The wait is over!  Applications for the 2018 calendar year are now available in three funding categories : tree planting grants, community forestry management grants, and urban riparian buffer grants. Important Dates : ALL applications due : August…

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Posted May 1, 2017

    Riparian Forest Buffer Position in Upper Susquehanna- Closes May 5

    Upper Susquehanna Coalition Riparian Buffer Technician   Office Location: Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District   Position Description: This position will assist the current USC Buffer Coordinator with new and current efforts to reforest riparian areas. It is recognized in the Chesapeake Bay Forest Restoration Strategy that forest restoration is a “long term endeavor that…

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