Feliciana Soil & Water Conservation District explores exiting new opportunities

The conservation district has mammoth plans for upgrading its operations for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. It invites farmers and landowners to apply for programs that may be beneficial to farming and conservation efforts.
By: Feliciana SWCD
 
CLINTON, La. - July 1, 2021 - PRLog -- In addition, it seeks to address the feral hog issues currently plaguing the Felicianas. The Feliciana SWCD identifies feral hogs as a large, growing problem all over South Louisiana, particularly in East Feliciana and West Feliciana Parishes. Feral hogs have and continue to pose a huge problem to property and animal life in Louisiana. At last count, there were over 700,000 feral hogs in the state, with that population continuing to grow exponentially. To put this number in perspective, this is more than the populations of New Orleans and Baton Rouge combined. Damage reports are in the millions and it is suspected that this is a conservative estimate. The Feliciana SWCD has placed an order for three (3) Pig Brig Professional Trap Systems with soft ground anchoring. Farmers and landowners in the Felicianas will be able to rent those traps in order to help eradicate the feral hog population in the area. Once details are finalized, information will be provided as to how the public can take advantage of this opportunity.

There are other numerous conservation and technical programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) in its Clinton, Louisiana field office. Feliciana Soil and Water Conservation District's territory includes both East Feliciana Parish and West Feliciana Parish. It is currently seeking new cooperators in those parishes that may greatly benefit from the resources offered by the NRCS. Those services include many conservation technical assistance programs and activities such as conservation of private grazing land, conversation reserve program (administered by the USDA's FSA program), conservation technical assistance, and other aspects of farming and land conservation efforts. Feliciana SWCD works closely under the auspices of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture's Office of Soil and Water Conservation. It is one of 44 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the State of Louisiana. SWCDs are local units of state government with functions very unique to any other forms of government, due mainly to the capability of entering private property at a landowner's request to plan and/or construct various conservation systems. It is funded by the Louisiana Legislature and through self-generated income. It is also assisted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The office is located at 9752 Plank Road, Clinton, Louisiana 70722. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, appointments can be made by telephone at 225-683-5946, extension 3 or via email (Arlene.Culpepper@la.nacdnet.net).

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