On October 25, 2022, the 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 they work. Dr. Rick Williams, NRCS State Forester spoke about incorporating good food and plants for wildlife habitat, and explained how to manage the understory for timber, wildlife and controlling undesirable species. Tim Collins led a hayride and stopped at 3 plots. Dr. Williams spoke at each of these plots and explained 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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