Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI)
NRCS and its conservation partners are helping farmers and ranchers in Texas to enhance, restore and protect habitat for the Lesser prairie-chicken with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program's (EQIP) Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI). Through the LPCI, NRCS offers landowners financial assistance for conservation practices that promote healthy grazing lands and are also beneficial for the lesser prairie-chicken. These practices include prescribed grazing, upland wildlife habitat management, brush management, prescribed burning and range planting.
For more information
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative website (new website!)
On the LPCI site, you'll find extensive information about LPCI: how we go about win-win conservation of lesser prairie-chickens and rural agriculture, how to take part in LPCI, in-depth natural history information on lesser prairie-chickens and the prairie community of which they are a part, news, photos, videos, and much more.
National NRCS LPCI web page
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Russell Castro, State Wildlife Biologist
Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist