Local community to make local conservation decisions
Resting in the hands of our local community members is the future of our valuable natural resources and the decisions that are made to conserve, enhance and sustain the integrity of soil, water and air quality throughout Louisiana.
Conservation of our resources cannot be achieved by one group, government agency or the individual - it takes cooperative conservation.
Cooperative conservation starts first with the active involvement of the individual community member who helps to identify the resource needs of the community. Community involvement helps local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assess and prioritize resource concerns on a community level. Local natural resource priorities help direct technical and financial assistance decisions that NRCS and SWCD make throughout the year.
Locally-led conservation efforts are successful with the help from our residents. Please become involved in locally-led conservation. A Locally-Led Conservation Meeting will be held March 4, at the LSU Ag Center meeting room, located at 230 Court Street in Ville Platte beginning at 8:30 a.m. to identify natural resource concerns in Evangeline Parish. Your involvement is significantly important to the locally-led conservation process and all partners involved in conservation. At the Locally-Led Conservation Meeting you will be able to voice concerns, provide comments and help to identify conservation issues. Save the date and help our community make sound conservation decisions - become an active part of locally-led conservation and cooperative conservation efforts.
For more information on the Locally-Led Conservation Meeting, contact your local NRCS and SWCD field office today at 363-6602, ext. three.