Innovators share conservation grant

Sep 5, 2011

CASPER, WY (wpr) - The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service will divide $160,000 among three recipients as Conservation Innovation Grants.

It's the first year the grants have been awarded. Cheryl Grapes of the NRCS says the money will support proven technologies and methods that could be adopted in the state.

"Not research, but really things that are proven but not widely used, and we were also looking for places were doing a lot with partnerships and also things that they would be able to transfer the information on this new technology to people across the state."

This years three recipients addressed issues including air, water and energy quality.

Grapes says the grants provide an opportunity to look at new and different technologies to promote conservation around the state.