Utah NRCS and its Partnering Agencies administer a broad range of conservation programs to assist farmers, ranchers, and other landowners in conserving natural resources. These programs provide incentives such as technical and cost-sharing assistance to install conservation practices. If you own or manage farm, range, or forest land, then the 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs can help you address natural resource concerns and opportunities on your land.
Participation in all conservation programs is voluntary. Participant requirements and eligibility vary by program. The charts below do not contain all the NRCS programs in its entirety. Visit your local USDA - NRCS Service Center to help determine which programs may be right for you.
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November 15, 2013 - Deadline for Applicants to Submit an Application for the Application Period for AMA, EQIP and WHIP
March 21, 2014 - Deadline announcement for batching initiatives
NRCS Farm Bill Programs established through the 2008 Farm Bill
Financial assistance to establish long-term, resource conservation. Emphasis on reducing water runoff and sedimentation to protect groundwater and improve the condition of lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams.
Agricultural producers with cropland or pastureland.
A new partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise combined with $33 million in financial assistance from the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs.
General WREP is a component of WRP through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to target and leverage resources to carry out high-priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement activities and improve wildlife habitat on eligible lands.
Helps groups of people with imminent hazards to life and property caused by natural disasters. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to preserve life and property threatened by excessive erosion and flooding.
Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance but must be represented by a project sponsor. The project sponsor must be a unit of government such as a city, county, or conservation district.
Provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Common applications of snow survey data include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning.
Soils information available to the public. NRCS studies and inventories the soil resources of the Nation, since understanding the nature and properties of soils is critical to managing and conserving other natural resources.
NRCS provides conservation programs and technical assistance to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Tribal governments. NRCS enters into cooperative and contribution agreements with tribal organizations that can help NRCS improve working relationships with Indian tribes and works closely with other USDA agencies to promote a seamless delivery system to conservation programs.