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Conservation of Private Grazing Land

The Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL) program will ensure that technical, educational, and related assistance is provided to those who own private grazing lands. It is not a cost share program. This technical assistance will offer opportunities for: better grazing land management; protecting soil from erosive wind and water; using more energy-efficient ways to produce food and fiber; conserving water; providing habitat for wildlife; sustaining forage and grazing plants; using plants to sequester greenhouse gases and increase soil organic matter; and using grazing lands as a source of biomass energy and raw materials for industrial products.

The CPGL program was authorized by the conservation provisions of the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act (1996 Farm Bill). The intent of this provision is to provide accelerated technical assistance to owners and managers of grazing land. The purpose is to provide a coordinated technical program to conserve and enhance grazing land resources and provide related benefits. Currently, funds have not been appropriated for this program.

When producers need assistance with grazing land, local NRCS staffs will contact the designated Grassland Conservationist for assistance.

Contact Information

If you encounter problems with documents on this page, contact Shannon Zezula at  (317) 295-5888