New England/New York Forestry Initiative
States participating in the New England/New York
Forestry Initiative. Full screen view
Applications for all USDA NRCS programs are accepted on a continuous basis with application batching dates set regularly. The application batching date for Fiscal Year 2013 EQIP Forestry Initiative is November 16, 2012. Batching dates will be posted here when they are established.
The New England/New York region contains over 52 million acres of forest lands, including the largest intact block of temperate, broadleaf forest in the nation. Eighty percent privately owned, the New England/New York Forest stretches from the Atlantic coast to the highest mountain peaks in the region, providing not only habitat for a wide variety of wildlife but also forest products, recreational activities and tourism.
NRCS is working with private forest landowners and land managers to help them maintain and enhance the many benefits they provide. Through the New England/New York Forestry Initiative, NRCS is committed to improving forest stewardship and wildlife habitat, and conserving the value of the region’s forest landscape for future generations. The Initiative provides a combination of technical and financial assistance to private landowners and land managers. New York is one of seven states participating in this special initiative- which also includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Typical practices in New York include: forest stand improvement, brush management and erosion control on forest trails and landings. These conservation practices help to promote healthy, sustainable forests.
National Wild Turkey Federation Partnership with NRCS NY to Deliver Conservation
How to Apply for USDA-NRCS Conservation Programs
Learn what steps you will need to take to prepare for, and submit, your application to become a USDA-NRCS Conservation Program participant.
For more information, contact your local USDA Service Center, or visit the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program web site.
National NRCS New England/New York Forestry Initiative web site.