Pheasants Forever Hosting 56 CRP General Sign-Up Meetings for Landowners in Nebraska

Conservation Reserve Program
Conservation Reserve Program
Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever

Lincoln, NE -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, along with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency, will host 56 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up informational meetings for landowners during the upcoming sign-up period.

The CRP general sign-up will be held Dec. 1, 2015 through Feb. 26, 2016. CRP remains the gold standard program for creating upland habitat for pheasants, quail and other wildlife in Nebraska. In addition to wildlife habitat, CRP provides landowners with many benefits.

“CRP continues to evolve. With competitive rental rates, the ability to enroll partial fields and haying and grazing options for management, landowners will want to attend a local meeting and learn how voluntary conservation programs can work to increase farm and ranch income,” says Kelsi Wehrman, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever’s state coordinator in Nebraska.

Landowners are encouraged to RSVP for an event by contacting their local USDA Service Center or their local Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Farm Bill wildlife biologist.

CRP general sign-up information meetings will focus on eligibility and the CRP sign-up process, as well as updates to CRP mid-contract management. Presentations will also cover various CRP practices, updated rental rates, and public access / additional incentive opportunities.

CRP Informational Meetings by County:

County Date Time Location/Address
Antelope 1/14 7 p.m – 9 p.m. CST UNL Extension Service (501 Main St., Suite 98) in Neligh
Boone 1/5 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST Cornerstone Bank (240 S 3rd St.) in Albion
Box Butte 1/7 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. MST Alliance Public Library (1750 Sweetwater Ave.) in Alliance
Buffalo 1/19 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST Community Building (301 Alba Ave.) in Ravenna
Buffalo 1/21 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST Community Building (110 N Main St.) in Amherst
Burt 1/5 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST 1st National Bank (NE 448 South 13th St.) in Tekamah
Burt 1/7 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST City Auditorium (401 N. Oakland Ave.) in Oakland
Butler 1/7 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST Hruska Memorial Public Library (399 5th St.) in David City
Cedar 1/7 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST Auditorium (101 N. Broadway) in Hartington
Chase 12/3 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MST MPCC Ext Campus (1324 Broadway St.) in Imperial
Cheyenne 1/13 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. MST South Platte NRD (551 Parkland Drive) in Sidney
Clay 1/13 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST Extension Office (322 Grant Ave.) in Clay Center
Colfax 1/13 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Schuyler Golf Club (295 Higgins Drive) in Schuyler
Cuming 1/14 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pizza Ranch (245 S Main St.) in West Point
Custer 1/20 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST Mid-Plains Community College (2520 South E St.) in Broken Bow
Dawes 1/8 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. MST Country Kitchen (1250 10th St. W) in Chadron
Dixon 1/7 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST Ponca State Park (88090 Spur 26E in Ponca
Dodge 1/12 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST VFW (108 N Main St.) in Hooper
Douglas/Sarpy 1/13 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Papio-Missouri River NRD (901 S. 154 St.) in Omaha
Dundy 12/2 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Farm Bureau Office (1303 A St.) in Benkelman
Franklin 1/7 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST Franklin Country Club (Hwy. 136) in Franklin
Frontier 1/11 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST Ag Valley Coop (202 W. 2nd St.) in Curtis
Furnas 1/11 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST Community Center (722 Patterson St.) in Cambridge
Harlan 1/6 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST Johnson Center (509 Main St.) in Alma
Hayes 1/13 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST American Legion Hall (73297 Ave. 369) in Hayes Center
Hitchcock 1/14 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST USDA Service Center (36465 U.S. Hwy 34) in Trenton
Holt 1/6 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. CST UNL Extension Service (128 N. 6th St. Suite 100) in O’Neill
Howard 1/7 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST The Gathering Place (612 Howard Ave.) in St. Paul
Jefferson 1/6 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST Union Bank (1313 K St.) in Fairbury
Johnson  1/21 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST Nemaha NRD (62161 US-136) in Tecumseh
Kearney 1/12 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST USDA Service Center (1005 S Brown Ave.) in Minden
Keith 1/5 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. MST ESU 16 Building (3145 W 1st St.) in Ogallala
Kimball 11/17 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. MST Eagles Club (218 S Chestnut St.) in Kimball
Knox 1/13 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST Community Center (101 S. Broadway) in Bloomfield
Lancaster 1/28 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. CST UNL Extension (444 Cherrycreek Rd.) in Lincoln
Lincoln 1/4 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST Wallace VFD (118 N Commercial Ave.) in Wallace
Lincoln 1/12 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST UNL Extension – WCREC Auditorium (348 E State Farm Rd.) in North Platte
Logan 1/7 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST Community Center (236 Main St.) in Stapleton
Madison 1/5 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST Lifelong Learning Center (801 E. Benjamin Ave.) in Norfolk
Merrick 1/20 3 p.m – 5 p.m. CST Merrick Foundation (1530 17th Ave.) in Central City
Morrill 1/12 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. MST USDA Service Center (902 Main St.) in Bridgeport
Nuckolls 1/6 12 p.m – 2 p.m. CST Community Center (333 S. Main St.) in Nelson
Pawnee 1/20 1:30 p.m – 3 p.m. CST Pawnee City Library (735 8th St.) in Pawnee City
Perkins 12/8 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. MST USDA Service Center (927 Central Ave.) in Grant
Red Willow 1/12 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST 4-H Building (1412 West 5th St.) in McCook
Richardson 1/12 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. CST TBD in Falls City
Saunders 1/12 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST Lower Platte North NRD (511 Commercial Park Rd.) in Wahoo
Scottsbluff  1/6 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST North Platte NRD (100547 Airport Rd.) in Scottsbluff
Seward 1/7 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CST Cattle National Bank & Trust (104 S 5th St.) in Seward
Sheridan 1/5 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. MST Legion Club (206 Sprague St.) in Rushville
Thayer 1/11 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. CST Statsney Community Center (1350 Dove Rd.) in Hebron
Valley 1/21 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. CST Lower Loup NRD (2620 Airport Dr.) in Ord
Washington 1/11 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. USDA Service Center (1060 Wilbur St.) in Blair
Wayne 1/13 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. CST The Max (109 Main St.) in Wayne
Webster 1/13 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST Community Senior Center (555 W Gage St.) in Blue Hill
Wheeler 1/12 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. CST Fairgrounds in Bartlett

The CRP informational meetings are made possible through funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

Conservation Reserve Program:

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

About Pheasants Forever:

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 489,000 habitat projects benefiting over 12 million acres nationwide.

For more information, visit: www.PheasantsForever.org.