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Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative in Missouri


To improve the health of the Mississippi River Basin, including water quality and wildlife habitat, NRCS developed the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative (MRBI). Through MRBI, NRCS and its conservation partners will help producers in previously-selected watersheds voluntarily implement conservation practices that avoid, control and trap runoff, while maintaining agricultural productivity and improving wildlife habitat.

Currently there are multiple active MRBI projects in Missouri. Local sponsors have solicited the support of many different partners and watershed stakeholders throughout these watersheds to implement locally derived conservation objectives. MRBI projects (watershed projects listed below) provide multi-year opportunities and eligible producers must develop contracts by visiting their local USDA Service Center.

The following links provide MRBI-specific FY16 information for these active projects in Missouri.

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Application cutoff date for these projects is to be determined.  A FY16 MRBI project map for Missouri and overview of each project is available here.

Watershed Projects Year Projects Initiated Counties Included by Project Additional Documents
James Bayou-St. John's Diversion Ditch and Mud Ditch Bird's Point Alluvial Plain 2015 Mississippi and New Madrid

EQIP MRBI Bird's Point Alluvial Plain Program Policy (Coming Soon)

EQIP MRBI Bird's Point Alluvial Plain Ranking Questions (Coming Soon)

Upper Buffalo Creek Ditch Dunklin Southern Ridge 2015 Dunklin

EQIP MRBI Dunklin Southern Ridge Program Policy (Coming Soon)

EQIP MRBI Dunklin Southern Ridge Questions (Coming Soon)

Bear Creek-West Yellow Creek Linn County Healthy Watershed Initiative 2015 Linn

EQIP MRBI Linn County Healthy Watershed Initiative Program Policy (Coming Soon) 

EQIP MRBI Linn County Healthy Watershed Initiative Ranking Questions (Coming Soon)

Peno Creek and Spencer Creek Ralls and Pike County 2015 Ralls and Pike

EQIP MRBI Ralls and Pike County Program Policy (Coming Soon)

EQIP MRBI Ralls and Pike County Ranking Questions (Coming Soon)

Sugar Creek and Mission Creek Sugar Creek Bean Lake 2015 Buchanan and Platte

EQIP MRBI Sugar Creek Bean Lake Program Policy (Coming Soon)

EQIP MRBI Sugar Creek Bean Lake Ranking Questions (Coming Soon)



Additional Links

How to Apply for NRCS Financial Assistance in Missouri (click here)

National Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (click here)

National CCPI Program Contact

Avery Patillo, Community Planner

Missouri CCPI Program Contact

Curt McDaniel, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
USDA NRCS State Office
Parkade Center, Suite 250
601 Business Loop, 70 West
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-876-9363

Lauren A. Cartwright, EQIP Program Coordinator
USDA NRCS State Office
Parkade Center, Suite 250
601 Business Loop, 70 West
, MO 65203
Phone: 573-876-9415