USDA Funds Conservation Innovation Across The Country

On Tuesday, the USDA announced $12.5 million in Conservation Innovation Grants.  The effort supports development of innovative systems and technologies for private lands conservation.


The funding is provided through the Conservation Innovation Grants program, which “funds the future of agriculture and conservation” through grants to organizations and universities that are developing the next generation of tools and technologies to boost conservation on agricultural lands. NRCS Chief Matt Lohr says the projects will “result in new science-based tools for our toolbox.”


The 2019 funding pool focused on four priority areas: water quantity, urban agriculture, pollinator habitat and accelerating the pace and scale of conservation adoption.  NRCS selected 19 projects for the grant awards, including two in Idaho that focus on grazing and range land.


Click Here to learn more about the project.  For a complete list of funded efforts nationwide, Click Here.



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