USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently published a Federal Register Notice requesting public and stakeholder input on how to target program benefits, quantify impact and improve program delivery and outreach for two water quality initiatives: the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) and the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Information garnered through this Request for Information (RFI) will help inform NRCS efforts to identify and prioritize improvements to these initiatives starting in fiscal year 2024.
NRCS uses targeted initiatives to bring partners together and accelerate the benefits of conservation programs, including those focused on water quality and quantity. Through NWQI and MRBI, NRCS is accelerating voluntary, on-farm conservation investments where they can deliver the greatest benefits.
As NRCS looks to the future, we want to ensure these initiatives are serving producers and conservation. We value public and stakeholder feedback to inform NRCS efforts to identify and prioritize improvements to these initiatives starting in fiscal year 2024.
You must be logged in to post a comment.