During the afternoon of the 2012 Conservation in Action Tour our speakers talked a lot about how soil and water conservation systems benefit wildlife. One of our presenters was Kay Whittington, Chief of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Management Branch, Surface Water Division. Kay says that the same conservation practices that help farmers manage soil and water quality also benefit wildlife. I think this is pretty good common sense. Kay says that she got involved in the tour because of the involvement of Delta F.A.R.M. and says they are her go-to agency for projects on the ground because they have the connections with the local land owners.
Listen to my interview with Kay here: Interview with Kay Whittington