Driftless Area Landscape Conservation Initiative in Wisconsin

NRCS will offer financial assistance to agricultural producers for implementing practices that reduce erosion and improve fish wildlife habitat in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Financial assistance will come through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and will focus on reducing erosion and sediment delivery to surface water as well as activities related to improving fish and wildlife habitats.

The program provides payments to help implement designated conservation practices. Socially disadvantaged farmers, limited resource farmers, and beginning farmers may qualify for higher program payments.


Applications can be submitted at any time and  will be evaluated periodically for funding. Applications received by Dec. 20, 2013 will be ranked for funds in 2014.   To apply, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


Driftless Area in Wisconsin

Funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is available for implementation of select conservation practices in the Driftless Area in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois.  


Driftless Area Landscape Conservation Initiative


DALCI Factsheet 2013 (pdf 276 kb)

Wisconsin DALCI Announcement and June Event (1 mb, docx)

Wisconsin DALCI News Release

EQIP Process for FY2013

Ranking Processes (all files pdf, 8kb)

Eligible Practices and Payment Rates

  • Payment Rates  (General Applicants)

  • Payment Rates (Historically Underserved Applicants: Beginning Farmers, Limited Resource Farmers, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers)

For additional information contact Matt Otto at, Wisconsin DALCI Coordinator, 608-662-4422 ext. 245