EQIP for Wildlife Habitat
Wildlife habitat management is important in reducing threats to wildlife due to habitat loss, disease, and invasive species. Through EQIP, NRCS is helping private landowners manage existing cropland, forestland and pasture to best meet wildlife habitat needs, or establish new wildlife habitat areas.
Current habitat conditions on your land will be evaluated by NRCS to determine a plan for restoration. Plans with the largest impact on and benefit to wildlife habitat will be prioritized for funding.
EQIP provides payments to restore and manage wildlife habitat through conservation practices such as:
Aquatic Organism Passage
Early Successional Habitat Development and Management
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management
Upland or Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management
And many more!
EQIP for Wildlife Habitat Overview Fact Sheet
Priority Habitat Fact Sheets
NRCS Field Offices, located in the USDA Service Centers in each Maryland county, can provide additional details and program assistance concerning EQIP Wildlife eligibility requirements, practices, and payments. Applicants must meet all EQIP eligibility requirements.
Mikel Williams Hawkins
Farm Bill Specialist