October 25, 2022 Saline Soil & Water Conservation District, which services Bienville Parish and United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Services (USDA-NRCS) Coushatta Field Office, which services Red River and Bienville Parishes put on a Woodlands Workshop. The workshop was held at Saline Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor Tim Collins’ hunting camp. After being welcomed by Saline Soil & Water Conservation District Chairman, Stacey Conly, NRCS Resource Conservationist, Erica Baxley spoke along with a PowerPoint presentation. NRCS Soil Conservation Technician, Laurie Dobson discussed Pig Brig traps and showed how it works. Dr. Rick Williams, NRCS State Forester spoke to us about incorporating good plants for wildlife habitat, food and explained to us how to manage the understory for timber, wildlife and controlling undesirable species. Tim Collins took us on a hayride stopping at 3 plots. Dr. Williams spoke to us at each of these plots explaining the different stages the trees were at and what we as landowners could do to increase management activities to promote healthy stands
Saline Soil & Water Conservation District will be obtaining 2 of the Pig Brig traps in the very near future for Bienville Parish landowners to rent. Huge thanks to Representative Jack McFarland who fought hard for this grant.
The Saline Soil & Water Conservation District is planning the annual tree sale at the office 2263 Hall Street, Ringgold, Louisiana in January. You may call District Secretary, Connie Kyles at 318-894-2174, ext 5 if you have any questions.
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