Why Should You Become a Cooperator?
In order to be considered a district cooperator you will be
asked to fill out an agreement stating your intentions to follow
a conservation ethic when developing natural resources on your
land. The local district will help you create a farm plan, or
plan of resource development for your land and assist you in
reaching goals you have set.
Other benefits of being a cooperator: You will receive a quarterly
newsletter about district projects. This newsletter is used to
inform you of district programs and to alert you to upcoming
issues that might affect your land or the land use around you.
The district can help you set goals for resource development
and then assist you in attaining those goals, (i.e. reforesting
your land, creating wildlife habitat ponds, installing livestock
fencing and watering systems…) The district is a helpful
liaison to work with government agencies, such as the USDA Natural
Resource Conservation Service, whether it is to renew a grazing
lease or to get a permit to install a bridge over a salmon stream.
As a cooperator you will receive a ballot for the annual election
of supervisors and are eligible to run for a seat on the 5-member
volunteer board that sets the direction of district projects.
Contact the Homer SWCD
for more information or download the Cooperator
Agreement (80.5 kb).
Cooperator, Dan Eidem, discusses
a pond funded through the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
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