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The current and historic range for the lesser prairie-chicken.

The current and historic range for the lesser prairie-chicken.

Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI)

Lesser Prairie Chicken

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.

(L to R) NRCS Range Management Specialist Clint Rollins provides technical assistance to Rancher L.H Texas Rancher L.H. Webb (left) and others like him are working with NRCS personnel to improve lesser

For more information

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative 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
Phone: 254-742-9982

Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist 
Phone:  806-791-0581