Sat, Jun 11

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Mississippi State Extension Center

Mississippi Partnering with Underrepresented Landowners

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to assisting underrepresented landowners in communities not traditionally reached. Field staff will be on hand to discuss opportunities with landowners.

Mississippi Partnering with Underrepresented Landowners

Time & Location

Jun 11, 5:30 PM EDT – Jun 12, 5:00 PM EDT

Mississippi State Extension Center, 48 Lynn Ln, Starkville, MS 39759, USA

About The Event

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is committed to creating new opportunities to assist underrepresented (i.e., minority) landowners in areas/communities not traditionally reached. Field staff from various service programs have participated in a series of workshops aimed at increasing awareness of diverse land ownership in the southeast. Next steps will focus on identifying specific partnering opportunities for field staff to engage underrepresented landowners/communities, address individual needs, expand the knowledge of landowner assistance programs, and increase awareness for land stewardship and its benefits to species conservation.  Objectives: Meet with underrepresented landowners to discuss their properties and associated priorities and needs; Provide information regarding financial assistance opportunities with the Service and other organizations; Gain a better understanding of potential collaborative opportunities that will benefit landowners, improve habitat and conserve wildlife; Increase staff awareness and ability to connect with underrepresented landowners; and Identify a path forward among landowners and field staff on project development and how to build trust.  Join onsite or online at https://meet.zoho.com/6VnOWHKy9p

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