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Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program 2009

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program - Oregon

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The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program that provides both technical and financial assistance to non-federal landowners and tribes to create, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife habitats. The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), as reauthorized in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

The emphasis of the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program is to:

  • Promote the restoration of declining or important native fish and wildlife habitats;
  • Protect, restore, develop or enhance fish and wildlife habitat to benefit at-risk species;
  • Reduce the impacts of invasive species on fish and wildlife habitats and; and
  • Protect, restore, develop or enhance declining or important aquatic wildlife species habitats.
     

WHIP cost-share agreements are generally developed for a period of 1 to 10 years. NRCS provides financial assistance of up to 75 percent of the average installation cost for eligible practices.


Oregon WHIP Program

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2009 WHIP Practice Payment Lists

The following is a list of practices and associated payment rates, please view the pages below.

The document below requires Microsoft Excel.

2009 WHIP Practice Payment Rates (XLS, 35 KB)

Program Benefits for Historically Underserved Clients

WHIP provides practice payments that are 15 percent above the standard rate to historically underserved program participants. Historically underserved refers to groups that have not participated in or that in the past have received limited benefits through USDA programs.

The document below requires Microsoft Excel.

2009 WHIP Practice Payment Rates (XLS, 35 KB)

Click here for more information about historically underserved clients.

Program Information

These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader

Fact Sheet (PDF, 51 KB)
Federal Regulation, 7 CFR 636, January 16, 2009 (PDF) Interim final rule that includes changes to WHIP through the 2008 Farm Bill (116 KB)
WHIP application NRCS-CPA-1200 (PDF, 4 KB) 
NRCS-CPA-1202-CPC Appendix (PDF, 38 KB) 

NRCS National WHIP Web Site


Oregon NRCS State WHIP Plan and Associated Documents

These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader and  Microsoft Excel.

  Description
Sage Grouse image Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program Oregon State Plan – Coming Soon
  WHIP Practices – Coming Soon
  WHIP Practice Cost List – Coming Soon
ODFW Conservation Strategy for Oregon Image ODFW Conservation Strategy for Oregon
NRCS Policy 440 Conservation Programs Manual Part 517 NRCS Policy (440-Conservation Programs Manual Part 517) (PDF, 268 KB)

 

 


Wildlife Partner Links


Archived Information


Contact Information

Local Contact:
Please contact the District Conservationist in the USDA Service Center nearest the location of your property.

Oregon WHIP Program Manager:
Todd Peplin
Phone: (541) 923-4358 x131
Email:  todd.peplin@or.usda.gov