Welcome to the NRCS Colorado state website - Helping People Help the Land
NRCS’s Drought Resilience Improvement Project (D.R.I.P) Helps Producers Tackle Drought with Conservation
Producers in Colorado are facing one of the worst droughts in U.S. history. In 2012, over 50 percent of Colorado was in exceptional (D4) or extreme (D3) drought, and drought monitor indications show that this drought is continuing in 2013.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $6 million in Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds to help producers address the impacts of current drought such as declined soil health on croplands, extreme soil erosion, water supply limitations that threaten cropping systems, and declined rangeland health. This effort is being referred to as the Drought Resilience Improvement Project (D.R.I.P).
Colorado NRCS Approves $9 Million to Assist Landowners with Locally Developed Targeted Conservation Projects
The Colorado Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved $9 million in targeted conservation proposals to assist Colorado landowners plan and implement locally developed conservation projects that address identified priority resource concerns within the state.
Of the 48 proposals submitted, there were 16 approved projects which will address traditional natural resource issues concerning agriculture such as water quantity, water quality improvement, livestock nutrient management, grazing lands, forest health, and soil resource management. The projects also address emerging natural resource issues including agricultural air emissions, energy conservation, soil health, and market-based approaches to conservation.
This site provides information about NRCS conservation programs, news and events, and other information of interest to our partners and to Colorado residents.
Colorado NRCS State Office Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426
Phone: 720.544.2810 Fax: 720.544.2965
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