Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land.
Through WHIP USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service provides both technical assistance and cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat. WHIP agreements between NRCS and the participant generally last from up to 10 years from the date the agreement is signed. (In Florida, WHIP contracts will be for no more than 3 years. All scheduled practices must be implemented within the first two years of the contract.)
WHIP has proven to be a highly effective and widely accepted program across the country. By targeting wildlife habitat projects on all lands and aquatic areas, WHIP provides assistance to conservation minded landowners who are unable to meet the specific eligibility requirements of other USDA conservation programs.
WHIP is a voluntary approach to improving wildlife habitat in our Nation. Program administration of WHIP is provided under the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
National WHIP website
WHIP Contract and Funding - Previous Years
Florida Program Contact
Contact your local USDA-NRCS Service Center or
Jeffrey Woods, Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Assistance Programs, 352-338-9515
Kenneth Morgan, Program Specialist, 352-338-9545
Odessa Armstrong, Program Specialist, 352-338-9510