ALEXANDRIA – The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering  technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers in portions of 22  parishes to develop and enhance habitat for migrating birds.  This opportunity  is being offered through NRCS' Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative  (MBHI).
Through MBHI, NRCS will work with agricultural producers to  create or enhance shallow water, mud flat, and moist soil habitats to benefit a  variety of migratory birds.  MBHI projects provide:  1) food and critical  habitat for bird populations; 2) much-needed water during drought; 3) support  for local economies by attracting hunters and bird watchers; and 4) new  opportunities to improve wildlife management.
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