Driftless Area Landscape Conservation Initiative in Wisconsin

driftless areaNRCS 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 are evaluated periodically for funding.  Application period for FY2015 funds closed Dec. 19, 2014.  Apply now for next available funds.  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)

Ranking Processes (all files pdf, 8kb)

Eligible Practices for 2015

Application form (CPA-1200, pdf)

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