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2009 Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who face threats to soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. Through EQIP, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial incentives to producers to promote agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals, optimize environmental benefits, and help farmers and ranchers meet Federal, State, Tribal, and local environmental regulations.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 EQIP applications is August 1, 2009. The deadline for FY2011 EQIP applications will be June 1, 2010.

Montana Organic Production Special Initiative

NRCS in Montana has announced a special 3-week sign-up period for an EQIP special initiative providing financial and technical assistance to help with conservation practices for organic producers or those transitioning to organic production.

Links to Other Useful Documents

If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact Kris Berg at 406-587-6849.

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Internet Query Tool for EQIP Ranking of Impaired Waters, Dewatered Streams List, Threatened and Endangered Species, and Wells Data (PDF; 24KB)

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dewatering Concern Areas (PDF; 99KB)

For More Information

For more information and updates about EQIP, please refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site, the national NRCS EQIP Web site, or contact one of the Montana NRCS personnel listed below.


Contacts

Kris Berg, Program Specialist
Phone: 406-587-6849
Email: Kris.Berg

Carrie Mosley, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Phone: 406-587-6967
Email: Carrie.Mosley