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Lamar County

Conducted a Dove Coo Count (2002).

Assisted with the prescribed burning approximately 175 acres of longleaf pine that will provide habitat for a diversity of fish, wildlife and plants (2002).

Planted 62 acres of longleaf pine that will provide habitat for a diversity of fish, wildlife and plants (2002).

Provided low-cost seed (corn, sorghum, sunflower and winter wheat) to 5 landowners that resulted in 253 acres of food plots to benefit a diversity of wildlife (2002).

Worked with Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) to establish the National Bobwhite Quail Conservation Initiative (2002).

State Capitol Working with the White House and the United States Congress on the Conservation Title of the 2002 Farm Bill. It will reauthorize and fund programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wetland Reserve Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (2002).

Provided low-cost seed (corn, sorghum, soybean, sunflower and winter wheat) to 7 landowners that resulted in 423 acres of food plots to benefit a diversity of wildlife (2001).


Worked with Senators Trent Lott (R-MS), Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Herb Kohl (D-WI) to provide an additional $12.5 million Thad Cochranfor the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. In 1996, Senator Cochran introduced an amendment to the 1996 Farm Bill authorizing and funding the program. To date, it has utilized $62.5 million to enroll approximately 1,750,000 acres utilizing approximately 10,750 long-term agreements. Landowners and partners contributed an additional $37.5 million toward the program. Mississippi has received $2.7 million in funding and ranks #2 in the nation in funding from the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. This program has enhanced and restored 38,309 acres of fish and wildlife habitat throughout Mississippi's 82 counties (2000).

Seed Provided low-cost seed (corn, sorghum, sunflower and winter wheat) to 3 landowners that resulted in 241 acres of food plots to benefit a diversity of wildlife (2000).

Writing a column, entitled "Conservation Corner" in the Lamar Times to educate people about conservation (Began in 1999). Lamar Times

Decoy Deer Donated 1 decoy deer to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to help curtail the poaching of whitetail deer (1999).

 

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