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Natural Biodiversity representative to speak to LJRA

Scott Millberg, projects coordinator for the non-profit conservation group, “Natural Biodiversity”, will be presenting to the Little Juniata River Association during their monthly meeting on February 13 at the Tyrone Snyder Public Library in the Community Room at 7 p.m.
The Little Juniata River Association is a local non-profit group whose mission is to monitor, preserve and improve the Little “j” as a cold-water resource. The public is welcome to attend.
According to Scott, “Natural Biodiversity” is focused on the control of herbaceous, invasive species, such as Japanese Knotweed, which is known to have established itself along the banks of the Little Juniata and elsewhere in the Juniata Watershed. “Natural Biodiversity” and Southern Alleghenies Conservancy have recently received federal funding from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service grant program. This project will access the affect of the invasive species presence on the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), Conservation Securities Program (CSP), and stream bank fencing projects.
Eventually a planning committee will be formed to develop an invasive species management plan, pinpointing locations and identifying best control practices, beginning with the lands along the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.