Assistance available to area land owners

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Covington County Soil and Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for the State Cost-Share Program (AACDCP). Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31 at the local USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The program is jointly administered by SWCD and NRCS.

AACDCP is a program to assist landowners and operators of private lands in soil erosion control, water quality and reforestation and forestry improvement. Eligible practices include small animal incinerator, feral hog trap, tree planting, pasture planting, terraces, critical area treatment, waterways and gully structures.

Applications will be ranked according to the AACDCP ranking tool and participants will be required to implement a conservation plan approved by NRCS and/or Alabama Forestry Commission.

Interested landowners need to apply in person at 23952 Alabama Highway 55, Suite 1 in Andalusia. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.