Monday, June 20, 2011

What's ISDA Staff Been Up to This Month?

June has brought opportunities to ISDA staff and partners to get hands on with conservation.

On June 1, ISDA, along with our USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil and Water Conservation District partners,demonstrated conservation activities in the field. This tour was organized to help our new staff, support staff, and other important contacts view and participate in the activities that are associated with conserving our soil and water resources.  The tour group visited area farms to learn about the efforts invested by both our technical staff, the farmer, and contractors to implement conservation on the Indiana landscape and the intended conservation benefits (water quality, soil conservation, increased productivity, wildlife habitat, etc.). 

The State Soil Conservation Board met in Linton, Indiana for the June 2011 meeting. Following the meeting, board members and attendees toured Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area. The tour was led by Brad Feaster, DNR, Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area Property Manager and the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. On the tour, staff and partners got a chance to observe native Indiana wildlife in their wetland habitat, as well as learn about how the property is maintained by conservation staff.

For more information on ISDA's conservation efforts, please visit our website.

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