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Delta Wildlife “Shelter In Place” Plans

Due to the Governor’s “Shelter In Place” order, Delta Wildlife will be closing its office today until April 20th. A vast majority of membership services will be postponed during this period. However, there are several essential services related to agricultural exemptions that Delta Wildlife will continue to provide during the “Shelter In Place” period:

1) Habitat Seed Program

    - Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and “Shelter In Place” Order, Delta Wildlife scheduled corn, milo, and soybean seed pick up from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. next Thursday and Friday, April 9th and 10th for those landowners, land managers, and producer members who ordered seed. Delta Wildlife will honor these pick up dates. However, Delta Wildlife will NOT schedule separate or “make up” arrangements for those who cannot pick up during these times so that Delta Wildlife can also honor the “Shelter in Place” order. For those planning to pick up seed next Thursday or Friday, we ask you to prescribe to the following COVID – 19 precautions.

a) Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and indicate the date (April 9 or 10) and approximate time you plan to arrive at the Delta Wildlife warehouse up so the order can be separated and prepared for pick up prior to arrival.

b) Delta Wildlife will only allow one vehicle in the compound at a time, entering through the west gate.

c) Drivers must stay in their vehicles as Delta Wildlife staff loads seed.

d) Drivers must depart as soon as they are loaded to allow the next in line to load.

e) No payments will be received at pick up. An invoice will be mailed to all those who pick up seed at a later date.

2) Aquaculture Assistance
    - Delta Wildlife will continue to assist USDA Wildlife Service staff and catfish producers to mitigate bird depredation.

3) Native Warm Season Grass and Pollinator Plantings
    - Delta Wildlife will continue to assist landowners and producers who have contracted with the organization to plant Native Warm Season Grasses and/or Pollinator Habitat associated with active Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) contracts.