CCPI 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 22 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 CCPI-MRBI-specific information for these 22 projects in Missouri.
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Butler County Water Quality Initiative-Butler County
Mud Creek and Mingo Ditch-Stoddard and Butler Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Stoddard County Otter Slough-Stoddard County (Initiatied in 2011)
Stoddard County Lick Creek Ditch-Stoddard County (Initiatied in 2012)
Mark Twain Lake-Adair, Knox, Macon and Shelby Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Macon County Middle Fork Salt River – Macon and Shelby Counties (Initiated in 2012)
Goodwater Creek and South Fork Salt-Audrain, Boone, Callaway and Monroe Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Randolph County South Fork Salt - Randolph and Monroe Counties (Initiatied in 2011)
Randolph County Middle Fork Salt River - Randolph, Macon, Shelby and Monroe Counties (Initiated in 2012)
Livingston and Carroll-Livingston, Carroll, Chariton, Grundy and Linn Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Medicine and Muddy Watershed-Grundy, Sullivan, Linn and Livingston Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Show-Me Conservation-Chariton County
Headquarters Medicine Creek and Buckworth Creek-Putnam County, Missouri and Wayne County, Iowa (Initiatied in 2010)
Locust Creek-Linn, Sullivan, Putnam, Chariton and Livingston Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Upper Little Medicine Creek-Mercer County (Initiatied in 2010)
Headwaters Locust Creek and West Locust Creeks-Putnam County, Missouri and Wayne County, Iowa (Initiated in 2012)
Dunklin County Little River Ditches Initiative - Dunklin, Pemiscot, New Madrid and Stoddard Counties (Initiated in 2011)
West Sikeston Ridge-New Madrid County (Initiatied in 2010)
Floodway Cooperative-Stoddard, New Madrid and Pemiscot Counties (Initiatied in 2010)
Pemiscot Little River Ditches-Pemiscot and Dunklin Counties (Initiated in 2011)
Richland Consolidated Number One-Scott and New Madrid Counties Initiated in 2011)
Stoddard County Mud Slough-Stoddard County (Initiated in 2011)
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
Katura N Wright, Assistant State Conservationist-Programs