Rotarian Beverly Wall thanks Charles Garrett of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service for his excellent program at Tuesday's meeting of the Plainview Rotary Club. Charles, a graduate of Texas A&M, has been in Plainview since 2014 and has found the conservation challenges of the South Plains different from those in the NRCS office in Tyler where he first joined the Service.
The NRCS was created as the U.S. Soil Conservation Service during the dustbowl days of the Franklin Roosevelt administration. NRCS conservationists provide technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners wanting to make conservation improvements to their land. Incentives are available to put wetlands, agricultural land, grasslands and forests under long-term easements.