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EQIP Watershed Initiative

New Mexico EQIP Watershed Initiative

In New Mexico, Local Work Groups who have identified a need for additional assistance in addressing high priority resource concerns within a portion of their watershed have been approved to receive funds being held in a funding pool at the state level.  The LWG has made a commitment to dedicate a portion of their initial EQIP allocation, which will be matched with funds from the state reserve.  This allows NRCS staff at the field office level to potentially develop more contracts to treat these priority resource concerns. 

To be eligible, applicants must meet general EQIP eligibility requirements.

Watershed initiatives have been approved in the following NRCS field Offices:

  • Alamogordo
  • Aztec
  • Chama
  • Clovis
  • Datil
  • Estancia
  • Ft. Sumner
  • Lordsburg
  • Lovington
  • Mountainair
  • Portales
  • Santa Fe
  • Santa Rosa
  • Tucumcari

Practices and Payment Rates

Those who apply and are accepted into the New Mexico EQIP Watershed Initiative receive the same payment rates offered through the General EQIP sign-up option.