Landowners in eastern and southeastern Ohio can receive a free, onsite wildlife management consultation and written habitat management plan from a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Regional Wildlife Biologist.

Once plans are completed, landowners can apply for funding to plant native grasses, improve forestland, plant shrubs to establish cover for wildlife, and develop wetlands that will help wild turkeys, deer, grassland and shrubland birds, and other wildlife. The USDA-NRCS provides financial assistance through their EQIP program to eligible private landowners for creating high-priority woodland and upland habitat.

Participants in this project do not have to be NWTF members. This opportunity is provided through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service, NWTF’s Ohio State Chapter and the Ohio Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Landowners in eastern (ODNR District #3) and southeastern (ODNR District #4) Ohio who are interested in this cost-share opportunity should contact Randy Showalter, NWTF senior regional biologist to schedule an onsite visit. He can be reached at (260)-982-7935 or rshowalter@nwtf.net.

For more information about the NWTF, call (800) THE-NWTF, visit www.nwtf.org or go to www.facebook.com/theNWTF.

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