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Triplett Creek Watershed Initiative

Application Deadline Extended!

Applications are currently being accepted; those received by August 15, 2014 will be considered for funding for the Triplett Creek Watershed Initiative.

Full Press Release

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the US Forest Service (FS) are partnering to address resource concerns related to forest health, wildlife habitat, water quality, and widfire hazard conditions on private and public lands. The project, called the Chief's Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership (which includes the Triplett Creek Watershed in Rowan County) will invest $30 million across the country in 2014. 

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Elibigle private landowners in certain watersheds in Rowan County, Kentucky are eligible to participate in this initiative.  

What type of conservation practices are involved in the initiative?

  • Access Control (472)
  • Access Road (560)
  • Brush Management (314)
  • Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (102)
  • Conservation Cover (327)
  • Critical Area Treatment (342)
  • Early Successional Habitat Development and Management (647)
  • Feed Management Plan (108)
  • Fence (382)
  • Field Border (386)
  • Firebreak (394)
  • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Plan (142)
  • Forage and Biomass Planting (512)
  • Forest Management Plan (106)
  • Forest Stand Improvement (666)
  • Grazing Management Plan (110)
  • Heavy Use Area Protection (561)
  • Herbaceous Weed Control (315)
  • Livestock Pipeline (516)
  • Mulching (484)
  • Nutrient Management (590)
  • Nutrient Management Plan (104)
  • Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Plan (146)
  • Prescribed Burning (338)
  • Prescribed Burning Plan (112)
  • Prescribed Grazing (528)
  • Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats (643)
  • Riparian Forest Buffer (391)
  • Riparian Herbaceous Cover (390)
  • Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment (654)
  • Spring Development (574)
  • Stream Crossing (578)
  • Stream Habitat Improvement (395)
  • Streambank and Shoreline Protection (580)
  • Structure for Water Control (587)
  • Tree and Shrub Establishment (612)
  • Tree and Shrub Site Preparation (490)
  • Water Well (642)
  • Watering Facility (614)
  • Wetland Creation (658)
  • Woody Residue Treatment (384)

Project Map

Triplett Creek Project Map

More Information

For more information or to apply for the initiative, visit the USDA Service Center in Rowan County located at 224 West 1st Street, Morehead, Kentucky 40351, or call Tony Burnett, Supervisory Natural Resource Manager for NRCS at 606-845-6291.

Triplett Creek Watershed Initiative Fact Sheet

State Contact: 

Deena Wheby
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs

Phone 859-224-7403