FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Federal officials are encouraging
landowners to make their lands more hospitable to wildlife.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources
Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Wildlife
Habitat Incentives Program.
The program provides land users an opportunity to improve
wildlife habitat and offers financial incentives.
The applicant must devote at least 10 acres to eligible wildlife
practices. Improvements include restoring remnant prairies,
planting native grasses, shrubs and trees.
The USDA says applications received by Jan. 29 will be evaluated
and considered for the 2010 program year.