• Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network
    Posted June 19, 2019

    CREP Now Open for Buffer Enrollment

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency began accepting applications June 3, 2019, for  the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program. All Chesapeake states have CREP programs in place. It is the primary program  for landowners to restore riparian forest buffers.  Prior to reopening, the Program had been closed since…

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    Agroforestry Team - FRS
    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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  • Sally Claggett
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    Agroforestry Team - FRS
    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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Network
    Posted March 26, 2018

    Webinar: Runoff Forecasting Tools in Nutrient Management

    Runoff Forecasting Tools in Nutrient Management Date: Monday, March 26th at 1-2 pm EST Webinar length: 1 hour Webinar format: Adobe Connect  Join Webinar This webinar will provide an overview of several runoff forecasting tools that are being developed for nutrient management in the Northeastern U.S. In general, runoff forecasting is intended to support daily decision making by…

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Chesapeake Network
    Posted March 9, 2018

    DNR Forest Service – Natural Resource Technical Positions in MD

    The Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service is currently accepting applications for three (3) seasonal contractual Natural Resources Technician III positions, located in Annapolis and Western Maryland. Positions are full-time, 40 hours/week, with occasional weekend or evening obligations, except for the Western Region Buffer Technician position, which is part-time, 20-24 hours/week. Applicants must be willing…

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  • Sally Claggett
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    Posted March 9, 2018

    DNR Forest Service – Riparian Forester in Harford County, MD

    The MD Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service is currently accepting applications for a long-term contractual Forester in Harford County. The position will work with landowners and conservation programs, particularly Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to increase riparian forest buffer planting. The position is located at the Madonna Ranger Station in Jarrettsville, Maryland. Work includes…

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  • Sally Claggett
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    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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