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State Resource Concerns

Project applications submitted for consideration through the state funding pool should address at least one of the national priorities or a state-identified priority, listed below. State priorities were identified by NRCS State Conservationists, with advice from the State Technical Committees and Tribal Conservation Advisory Councils. Applications competing under the state funding pool should be located entirely within one state. For more information on state applications, contact your State office.

AL | AK | AZ | | AR | CA| CO | CT | DE | FL | GA | HI | ID| IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | PR | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY|

Alabama

 

Energy, Irrigation Water Quantity, Long Leaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration, Soil Quality, Wildlife Habitat Restoration

 
Alaska

Flood Prevention, Nesting Habitat, Stream Habitat, Wildlife Habitat

 

Arizona

 

Degraded Plant Condition Fish and Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat, Insufficient Water Quantity, Livestock Production - Inadequate Water and Forage, Soil Erosion, Water Quality Degradation

 

 

Arkansas

Energy, Plant Health, Soil Health, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Wildlife

 

California

Air Quality, Forest Health, Habitat Degradation for At-Risk Species, Inefficient Energy Use, Rangeland Health, Soil Quality, Water Quality, Water Quantity

 

Colorado

 

Energy, Forest Health, Water Quality, Water Quantity

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Connecticut

 

Degraded Plant Condition, Livestock Production Limitations, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

Delaware

 

Excess - Ponding, flooding, seasonal high water table, seeps and drifted snow, Insufficient Water - Inefficient use of irrigation water, SOIL EROSION - Sheet, rill, and wind erosion, Water Quality Degradation - Pesticides transported to surface and ground waters, Water Quality Degradation - Excess nutrients in surface and ground waters

 

Florida

 

Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Plant and Animal Health (Degraded Plant Condition & Livestock Production Limitation), Insufficient Water (Surface and Ground Water Quantities), Soil Health (Erosion & Quality), Walter Quality Degradation

 

Georgia

 

Excess/Insufficient Water, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Inefficient Energy Use, Livestock Production Limitation, Water Quality Degradation

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Hawaii

 

Degraded Plant Condition: Excessive plant pest pressure, Inadequate habitat for Fish and Wildlife: Habitat degradation, Insufficient Water: Inefficient use of irrigation water, Soil Erosion: Sheet, rill & wind erosion, Water Quality Degradation: Excess nutrients in surface and ground waters

 

Idaho

 

Forestland Health, Rangeland Health, Soil Health\Soil Erosion, Species of Concern Wetland\Upland, Water Quality, Water Quantity

 

Illinois

 

Soil Erosion, Soil Health, Water Quality

 

Indiana

 

At Risk Species Habitat,Soil Quality, Water Quality

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Iowa

 

Flood Reduction, Retention of Grasslands / Forestlands and other sensitive areas, Soil Health / Soil Quality, Water Quality, including ground and surface water, Wildlife Habitat

 

Kansas

 

Degraded Plant Condition-Undesirable plant productivity and health
Inadequate habitat for fish and wildlife
Soil Erosion- Wind
Water-Insufficient Water
Water-Water Quality Degradation

 

Kentucky

 

Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Inadequate Forage and Water, Soil Erosion, Soil Health, Water Quality, Water Quantity

 

Louisiana

 

Soil Health, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Wildlife - Species of Conservation Concern

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Maine

 

Aquatic Organism Passage, At Risk Species Habitat, Soil Health, Water Quality: protection of our surface waters from nutrients and sediments

 

Maryland

 

Air Quality, At-Risk Species Habitat, Prevention of conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural uses, Soil Health, Wetlands, Water Quality, Water Quantity

 

Massachusetts

 

Degraded Plant Condition - Excessive plant pest pressure, especially invasive plants;
Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife
Inefficient Energy Use: Equipment and Facilities;
Insufficient Water - Inefficient use of irrigation water;
Soil Quality Degradation: Organic matter depletion and compaction;
Soil Erosion:Concentrated Flow and Streambank
Water Quality Degradation:Excess nutrients in surface and ground waters

 

Michigan

 

Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

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Minnesota

 

Forestry: reforestation, tree planting, timber stand improvement;
Soil Health: focus on conservation tillage and/or cover crops;
Water Quality: Focus on nutrients and sediment;
Water Quantity: focus on drainage water management, flooding impacts to agricultural land;
Wildlife habitat: focus on prairie\prairie wetland protection, restoration and management;

 

Mississippi

 

Air Quality, Energy, Declining Wildlife Habitats,Grazing Lands, Sustainable Forestry, Water Quality: Animal Waste, Water Quality: sediment, Water Quantity

 

Missouri

 

Water Quality, Soil Health, At Risk/Declining Species, Water Quantity, Forest Health

 

Montana

 

Water Quality, Water Quantity, Soil Health, Grazingland Health, Forest Health, Salinity, Wildlife Habitat

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Nebraska

 

Air Quality Impacts, Degraded Plant Condition, Excessive/Insufficient Water, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Inefficient Energy Use, Livestock Production Limitation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

Nevada

 

Plant - Degraded Plant Condition - Excessive plant pest pressure and Wildfire hazard, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife (Habitat Degradation), Water - Insufficient Water - Inefficient use of Irrigation Water

 

New Hampshire

 

Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation: All lands, Plant Condition: Structure / Composition and Pest Management on Forestland, Plant Pest Pressure / Invasives on All lands, Water Quality: Nutrients on Farmstead, Cropland and Pasture, Water Quality: Soil Erosion and Soil Health on Cropland, Wildlife Habitat Development and Management: All lands

 

New Jersey

 

Soil Erosion, Soil Quality, Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat

 

New Mexico

 

Air Quality, Animals, Energy, Plants, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality, Water, Water Quality Degradation

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New York

 

Energy, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Plant Condition, Plant Health, Soil Health, Water Quality

 

North Carolina

 

Degraded Plant Condition: undesirable plant productivity and health, Livestock Production Limitation: inadequate feed and forage, Soil erosion: excessive bank erosion from streams, Soil quality Degradation: organic matter depletion, Water quality degradation: excessive sediment in surface water, Water Quality: excessive nutrients in surface and ground water

 

North Dakota

 

Air Quality, Degraded Plant Condition, Excess water,Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Insufficient Water, Livestock Production Limitation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

Ohio

 

Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

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Oklahoma

 

Habitat Degradation caused by poor land management practices and fragmentation, Insufficient water due to misuse, inefficiencies and agronomic practices, Livestock Production limitation due to inadequate water from effects of drought, Plant condition - Excessive plant pressure due to invasive species such as eastern red cedar,Soil erosion caused by wind and water due to poor land use practices, unprotected soils and decreased infiltration,Soil health degradation caused by loss of organic matter, erosion and compaction due to poor land management practices, Water quality degradation due to excess nutrients and sediment

 

Oregon

 

Forest Health and Biodiversity: addressing pest pressures to promote a more resilient forest stand against fire, Water Quality: sedimentation, nutrients and temperature affecting aquatic species, Water Quantity: regarding irrigation efficiency and management, Wildlife Habitat Degradation: affecting strategic habitats in Oregon

 

Pennsylvania

 

Inadequate Habitat for fish and Wildlife, Soil Erosion, Water Quality Degradation, Water Quantity: excess water

 

Puerto Rico

 

Degraded Plant Condition:Excessive Plant Pest Pressure;
Degraded Plant Condition:Wildfire Hazard, Excessive Biomass Accumulation,
Excess Water:Runoff, Flooding, or Ponding;
Excess Water:Seasonal High Water Table,
Insufficient Water: Inefficient Moisture Management
Insufficient Water: Inefficient Use of Irrigation Water

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Rhode Island

 

Energy Efficiency,Fish and Wildlife Habitat,Plant Health, Soil Health\Soil Erosion, Water Quality, Water Quantity

 

South Carolina

 

Air Quality, At-Risk Species, Energy Conservation, Forest Health, Nutrient Management, Silvopasture, Soil Health, Water Management, Water Quality, Wildlife

 

South Dakota

 

Degraded plant condition due to undesirable plant productivity, health and composition, Excess/insufficient water due to poor infiltration, runoff, flooding and ponding, Inadequate habitat for wildlife due to inadequate cover and shelter, Livestock production limitation due to inadequate water,Soil Quality Degradation due to organic matter depletion and concentrations of salts, Surface Water Quality Degradation due to excessive sediment, nutrients and pathogens

 

Tennessee

 

Air Quality, Degraded Plant Condition, Excess Water, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Insufficient Water, Livestock Production Limitation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

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Texas

 

Plant Health, Soil Erosion, Soil Health, Water Quality, Water Quantity

 

Utah

 

Degraded Plant Condition-Excessive Plant Pest Pressure (Invasive Plant Species), Degraded Plant Condition - Wildfire Hazard, Excessive Biomass Accumulation (Wildfire),Fish & Wildlife - Inadequate Habitat - Habitat Degradation (At Risk Species), Inefficient Water - Inefficient Use of Irrigation Water (Water Quantity), Water Quality Degradation - Excess Nutrients in Surface Water and Groundwater (Water Quality)

 

Vermont

 

Energy, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality, Water Quality Degradation

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Virginia

 

Degraded Plant Condition, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife,Livestock Production Limitation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

Washington

 

Air Quality, Degraded Plant Condition, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Soil Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

West Virginia

 

Degraded Plant Condition, Excess/Insufficient Water, Inadequate Habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Inefficient Energy Use, Livestock Production Limitation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

Wisconsin

 

Air Quality, Degraded Plant Condition, Excess Water and Insufficient Water, Inadequate habitat for Fish and Wildlife, Insufficient energy, Livestock Production Limitation, Soil Erosion, Soil Quality Degradation, Water Quality Degradation

 

Wyoming

 

Excessive Erosion, Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Lands Management, Irrigation Water Management, Prevention of the conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural  uses, Streambank/riparian area protection, Water Quality: Surface and Ground, Wetlands

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