Response for project 200202600: Morrow County Riparian Buffers

Comment on proposed FY 2006 budget

Accomplishments since the last review

Project 2002-026-00 Morrow County Buffers. Outreach Technician has used the following outreach techniques to increase awareness of program. Mail, phone, local paper, FSA paper and informational workshops. Persons contacted include: general public, private landowners, Kiwanis Club, Heppner Chamber of Commerce and Cattlemen's Association. May 2002-Dec 2002 Landowners contacted: 39 Buffer acres protected: In progress Linear stream miles protected: In progress Contracts negotiated: 0 Note- The four contracts that were in progress in 2002 were signed in 2003 and will be included in that year. January 2003- Dec 2003 Landowners contacted: 129 Buffer acres protected: 303.2 Linear stream miles protected: 23.85 Contracts negotiated: 21 Feet of Fence installed: 44,443 Spring Dev. installed: 6 Troughs/pipeline systems installed: 25 January 2004- Dec 2004 Landowners contacted: 136 Buffer acres protected: 271.2 Linear stream miles protected: 15.4 Contracts negotiated: 11 Feet of Fence installed: 53,855 Spring Dev. installed: 3 Troughs/pipeline systems installed: 3 Guzzlers installed: 4 January 2005- May 2005 Landowners contacted: 23 Buffer acres protected: 296.1 Linear stream miles protected: 13.66 Contracts negotiated: 11 Feet of Fence installed: 16,833 Spring Dev. installed: 0 Troughs/pipeline systems installed: 0 Guzzlers installed: 0 Overview- June 2005-Dec 2005, 2006 The expanded CREP agreement throughout Morrow County, NRCS Conservation Security Program and word of mouth has greatly increased awareness and enrollment in CREP for Morrow County. Having said this, the 2005 year will be a significant improvement over previous years. In 2005 there have already been 11 contracts signed and more in progress.

FY 2006 goals and anticipated accomplishments

Project 2002-026-00 Morrow County Buffers. Technician will continue the following outreach techniques; Mail, phone, local paper, FSA paper and informational workshops. The expanded CREP agreement throughout Morrow County, NRCS Conservation Security Program and word of mouth should maintain an increased awareness and enrollment for CREP in Morrow County in FY 2006. FY January 2006- Dec 2006 Projected landowners contacted: 60 Projected contracts: 15 Associated practices

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