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Local work meeting scheduled in Douglas County

The Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will convene a local work group (LWG) meeting on June 28 at the USDA Ag Service Center in Alexandria.

The purpose is to provide guidance and discuss local resource conservation concerns and NRCS programs in Douglas County.

The LWG includes representatives from cooperating federal, state and local agencies, conservation organizations, and the public to provide localized information on natural resource priorities in the Douglas SWCD.

"I would encourage participation from local farmers, forestland owners and other land users to attend this meeting because the local work group values the knowledge that our local land users can bring to the table," said Mark Dybdal, conservation program manager.

The LWG can define conservation needs and help localize efforts to address specific resource concerns, Dybdal added.

LWG meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in becoming a member and participating in LWGs should contact the NRCS District Conservationist in their county and submit an application for LWG membership.

For more information, contact the NRCS office at (320) 763-3191.