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NRCS 's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. NRCS provides funding opportunities for agricultural producers and other landowners through these programs.

Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.

NRCS's programs can help you...

  • Improve Soil Health and Reduce Erosion
    Check out some these NRCS programs:  CRP, CSP, and EQIP
     
  • Conserve and Protect Water Resources
    Check out some these NRCS programs: AMA, CRP, CSP, and EQIP
     
  • Improve Air Quality and Conserve Energy
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CSP, EQIP
     
  • Manage Manure
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CSP, and EQIP
     
  • Manage Grasslands
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CRP, CSP, EQIP
     
  • Establish Wildlife and Aquatic Habitat
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CRP, CSP, EQIP, and ACEP
     
  • Manage Forestlands
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CSP, EQIP, and WHIP
     
  • Certify or Transition to Organic Farming
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CSP and EQIP
     
  • Practice Feed Management
    Check out some these NRCS programs: CSP and EQIP
     
  • Install a Seasonal High Tunnel
    Check out some this NRCS program: EQIP

For more detailed information on each area, select a topic of interest below...

Farm Bill

To be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, including loans, disaster assistance, federal crop insurance premium subsidies and conservation assistance, you must comply with requirements for highly erodible lands and wetlands. To learn more select on of the links below...

Financial Assistance

NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers make and maintain conservation improvements on their land. To learn more select on of the links below...

Easements

NRCS offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment. All NRCS easement programs are voluntary. We provide technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are needed to make NRCS easement programs successful. To learn more select on of the links below...

Landscape Initiatives NRCS has implemented a broad spectrum of initiatives. These initiatives enable NRCS to more effectively address priority natural resource concerns by delivering systems of practices, primarily to the most vulnerable lands within geographic focus areas. To learn more click here!
Landscape Planning

Landscape planning is a natural resource problem solving and management process. The process integrates economic, social, and ecological considerations to meet private and public needs. This approach, which emphasizes desired future conditions, helps improve natural resource management, minimize conflict, and address problems and opportunities.

The success of landscape planning and implementation depends on the voluntary participation of communities, groups, individual clients, and others. To learn more select on of the links below...