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Indiana NRCS State Forester Daniel Shaver (left) and David Ray check out the ongoing work being done at a private forest owned by Ray in Jackson County, IN during a visit May 24, 2022. Ray purchased 310 acres of forestland in 1995 to use for recreational purposes including hunting, hiking and foraging. Ray enrolled his land in NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program in 2017 for forest stand improvement and brush management. After the conclusion of his EQIP contract, he enrolled the acres in NRCS’

Indiana Technical Resources and Land Uses

Indiana NRCS has a suite of conservation programs available to help agricultural producers and non-industrial forest managers address natural resource concerns on their land while strengthening their operations no matter its size or designated land use.