NRCS Conservation Programs - Civil Rights Reports

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for conservation-minded landowners who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat on agricultural land, non-industrial private forest land, and Tribal land. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers WHIP to provide both technical assistance and up to 75 percent cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (enacted on February 7, 2014) moved authority for WHIP to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

To learn more see EQIP -- And -- WHIP


Civil Rights Contract Data by: Race | Gender | Disabled | Ethnicity Hispanic | Socially Disadvantaged | Limited Resource Farmer | Beginning Farmer


Contracts


NRCS enters into WHIP contracts with eligible participants willing to implement conservation practices to develop and improve wildlife habitat on agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest land, and Indian land. Applicants must own or control land and provide evidence that they will be in control of land for the duration of a cost-share agreement. By entering into a contract, the participant agrees to apply specified conservation practices, and NRCS obligates funds to provide technical and financial assistance for planning and applying these conservation practices. WHIP contracts can be up to ten years in length. When working with at-risk wildlife species WHIP also provides Essential contracts that are a minimum of 15 years in length with a 90 percent cost-share rate. The table below reports the number of active or completed WHIP contracts signed during each contract fiscal year, and the acres associated with those contracts.

WHIP Contract Data Totals by Fiscal Year
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Contract Totals 3,706
812,496.9
4,731
1,054,095.0
3,856
848,656.0
1,641
614,560.9
2,225
840,954.1
144
18,206.5
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

Civil Rights Data


The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Civil Rights Division (CRD) places emphasis on Equal Opportunity for the Agency's employees and program customers. CRD strives to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable groups of society. Every employee, applicant, and customer must be treated fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect.

CRD enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political beliefs, parental status, protected genetic information, or reprisal (retaliation) for prior EEO activity. Unlawful discrimination in any form will not be tolerated. The following tables present contract data for some of these items. Totals may not match contract totals due to how Civil Rights data is collected. Contracts may be counted more than once if they fit into more than one category.

WHIP Contract Data by Race Category and Fiscal Year
Race Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Asian 5
70.6


10
1,085.3
1
131.0
3
48.3


Black 35
2,940.0
17
1,053.0
59
2,703.5
22
1,072.0
29
1,564.7
2
170.0
Native American / Alaskan Native 54
208,270.5
43
133,884.3
48
73,649.4
22
50,442.3
38
117,117.3
1
88.0
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 5
342.8
3
539.9
6
626.3
1
35.5
3
942.0


White 3,487
575,256.5
921
348,186.9
3,620
676,339.5
1,535
550,604.4
2,094
749,014.0
136
17,264.7
Unknown 125
26,586.8
3,748
570,528.5
126
95,772.3
63
17,464.7
58

5
683.8
Total 3,711
813,467.2
4,732
1,054,192.6
3,869
850,176.3
1,644
619,749.9
2,225
868,686.3
144
18,206.5
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

WHIP Contract Data by Gender Category and Fiscal Year
Gender Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Female / Organization Female Owned 605
129,888.1
59
12,640.4
693
74,247.3
281
80,813.2
416
118,771.0
30
3,146.3
Male / Organization Male Owned 2,712
412,692.7
680
222,078.5
2,747
425,617.8
1,138
398,698.4
1,581
437,292.0
97
13,784.7
Unknown / Other Organization Owned 556
365,748.0
4,008
827,232.6
543
369,329.0
248
164,577.6
303
309,191.0
18
1,590.5
Total 3,873
908,328.9
4,747
1,061,951.5
3,983
869,194.1
1,667
644,089.2
2,300
865,254.0
145
18,521.5
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

WHIP Contract Data by Disabled Category and Fiscal Year
Disabled Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Disabled 12
1,266.4
6
707.3
38
7,449.2
4
983.1
9
5,896.0
2
94.0
Not Disabled 277
40,970.7
81
22,795.4
384
109,766.4
116
44,192.9
184
225,741.0
13
1,872.8
Unknown 3,417
770,259.7
4,644
1,030,592.3
3,434
731,440.4
1,521
569,384.9
2,032
609,317.1
129
16,239.7
Total 3,706
812,496.9
4,731
1,054,095.0
3,856
848,656.0
1,641
614,560.9
2,225
840,954.1
144
18,206.5
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.

WHIP Contract Data for Producers with Hispanic/Latin Ethnicity by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Alabama







1
20.0


Alaska







1
41.0


Arkansas

1
135.0
2
180.0
1
20.0
2
374.0


California 1
23.0


4
860.7






Caribbean



10
381.0


3
76.0


Colorado 2
29.4
3
81.4
3
51.1
3
42.5
1
293.0


Connecticut



1
3.2
1
15.0




Florida 3
1,074.0


1
27.3


1
10.0


Georgia 2
131.3


2
48.5






Idaho 3
6.8






1
25.0


Indiana





2
406.5




Iowa 1
33.0










Kansas 1
5,417.0










Louisiana 1
17.5










Massachusetts 1
27.3


1
25.0






Mississippi 1
10.0


3
182.0
1
95.9
3
134.0


New Jersey 2
8.7










New Mexico 11
1,669.2
7
6,793.0
10
3,451.6
1
12.0
2
29.0


New York



1
5.0






North Dakota 1
5.0










Rhode Island

1
40.0
1
1.0






South Carolina 1
81.0


3
262.0


1
64.0


South Dakota







1
378.0


Texas 3
1,876.0
2
1,320.6
7
2,205.6


3
7,077.0


Vermont 1
10.0


1
8.0






Virginia



1
109.0






Total 35
10,419.2
14
8,370.0
51
7,801.0
9
591.9
20
8,521.0


Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

WHIP Contract Data for Socially Disadvantaged Producers by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Alabama 6
441.1
9
870.4
13
666.8
4
269.3
8
491.5


Alaska 8
6,797.2
15
5,493.7
12
34,696.0


27
92,822.7


Arizona 7
174,350.7
1
127.0
3
13,164.0
1
927.0




Arkansas

6
531.0


6
1,011.5
1
480.0


California

2
138.1
4
510.4
1
50.0
4
141.0


Colorado 2
122.0
1
75.2
2
45.0
5
48.5




Connecticut

1
7.0
2
13.2
1
15.0




Florida 2
12.0
1
2.1
4
1,462.2
1
50.0
4
159.6


Georgia 1
1.7


14
720.1
4
376.0
6
233.7


Hawaii/Pacific

1
2.7








Idaho







2
91.0


Indiana 2
10.0


1
9.6






Iowa



2
118.8






Kansas

1
157.6








Louisiana 2
26.1
5
103.4
2
54.5
1
43.0




Maine

4
24,116.7
5
11,776.3






Michigan 3
60.1
14
91.8
2
291.2
2
11.5




Minnesota

1
2.3
2
664.0


1
30.0


Mississippi 3
86.0
18
412.5
9
329.7
10
436.9
12
815.7


Missouri

3
533.4








Montana 1
764.5
2
822.0








Nevada 2
913.5
1
5.0




1
219.8


New Hampshire

1
13.0








New Jersey 2
24.6
1
16.0








New Mexico 13
16,539.9
13
9,645.4
7
7,462.0
4
37,773.0
2
28.9


New York



2
10.1






North Carolina 4
277.0
2
64.0
1
33.0
1
10.6




Ohio

1
4.5
1
100.0






Oklahoma 10
1,743.0
6
2,152.9
2
888.7
1
320.0




Oregon 2
1,007.0
3
12,020.9








Pennsylvania 1
1.6
1
20.0




1
13.9


Rhode Island



1
10.0






South Carolina 1
12.2
2
142.0
6
279.3


1
17.0


South Dakota



1
1,000.0
10
44,918.7




Tennessee 1
63.0


1
2.0
1
8.0
5
207.8


Texas 1
293.0
6
1,317.3
6
2,798.6


4
22,838.3


Utah







1
46.7


Vermont 1
10.0


1
3.5






Virginia

1
2.4
1
4.7






Washington 2
20.2
2
90,700.5
4
321.0
1
4,902.0
1
2,010.0


Wisconsin 5
1,099.5
9
1,577.7
6
145.2






Wyoming



1
5.0






Total 82
204,675.9
134
151,168.5
118
77,584.9
54
91,171.0
81
120,647.6


Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

WHIP Contract Data for Limited Resource Farmers by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Alabama 1
19.0
9
496.8
5
155.0
3
271.0
6
357.4


Alaska

3
230.7
1
20.0






Arizona



1
80.0






Arkansas

2
74.0
2
834.4
5
622.4
5
228.1


California 2
35.0


1
94.0
2
66.4
3
102.9


Caribbean



8
304.0


2
40.0


Colorado

1
1,280.0


2
17.0




Connecticut 1
1.0
1
4.2








Florida 1
55.0
4
443.1
2
90.0
2
60.1
2
106.7


Georgia



2
105.0
2
270.7
1
24.1


Idaho

1
1,000.0
2
9.5
1
0.2
2
7.8


Illinois 1
15.0










Indiana

1
35.0


5
665.8




Iowa

1
46.4
2
26.1






Kansas

1
28.8








Kentucky 1
20.0










Louisiana 1
5.9
1
42.0
2
235.0






Maine 4
85.0
2
39.0
5
5,195.0
1
6.3




Massachusetts 1
37.5
2
6.5








Michigan

3
68.6


1
20.0




Minnesota 3
145.9
3
89.0
3
438.0


3
65.0


Mississippi 1
50.0
2
233.0
1
12.3
1
325.0
4
123.0


Missouri 1
17.6
2
73.5








Montana 1
1.1
1
40.0








Nebraska



1
11.1






New Hampshire 3
52.0
4
117.6
1
35.2






New Jersey 1
0.5


2
65.4






New Mexico 1
1,400.0
5
6,683.6
2
1,865.0






New York 3
48.1


1
10.0


1
12.3


North Carolina 2
41.0
1
56.0








North Dakota



1
185.0






Ohio 1
2.0
2
97.4








Oklahoma 1
937.0
2
302.9








Oregon





3
1,696.1
2
728.4


Pennsylvania

2
53.0




1
13.9


Rhode Island 1
6.0
1
1.1
1
10.0






South Carolina



1
14.3






South Dakota 1
3.0
1
42.8
1
19.0
1
6,436.0
1
480.0


Tennessee

4
356.9
3
48.1


8
1,259.8


Texas 1
2,285.0
3
76.3
3
1,417.5


2
230.9


Vermont 1
11.3
1
19.0
5
471.1






Washington

1
450.0








West Virginia 1
109.0


3
299.5
3
115.4
3
40.7


Total 36
5,382.9
67
12,487.2
62
12,049.5
32
10,572.4
46
3,821.0


Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

WHIP Contract Data for Beginning Farmers by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Alabama 6
413.7
12
871.8
21
983.4
14
2,177.3
44
2,851.0
5
608.6
Alaska

1
5.0
13
104.4


4
47.9


Arizona 2
772.9


1
631.0
1
927.0




Arkansas



1
100.0
14
2,564.0
11
1,315.6


California 10
1,022.1
6
3,958.7
4
2,847.0


6
607.8


Caribbean

1
2.0
1
53.0


1
35.5


Colorado

2
1,729.0
1
637.0
5
81.7
1
293.0


Connecticut



2
18.5
1
20.9
2
45.6


Florida 7
559.4
15
1,104.8
11
424.8
6
397.2
4
112.5


Georgia 1
30.0
1
67.0
8
384.7
23
4,565.6
38
3,516.8


Idaho 1
153.0
1
50.0
1
58.3
1
29.2
3
36.7


Illinois

1
7.0
2
28.4
1
83.9




Indiana 4
62.9
11
552.8
6
104.8
5
691.7




Iowa 1
2.0
2
21.0
4
82.7
1
92.0




Kansas 10
714.4
10
331.1
15
1,780.8


3
2,380.8


Kentucky 3
126.5
10
236.1
7
186.3






Louisiana 18
813.7
27
2,062.9
37
1,542.1
9
652.2
6
431.8


Maine 10
1,012.4
21
2,559.7
27
2,417.8
1
11.1
3
107.6
2
53.0
Maryland 3
10.5
6
36.8
1
8.0
1
10.0




Massachusetts 6
143.9
7
60.2
10
328.6


2
21.6


Michigan 7
158.6
5
66.8
6
88.3
8
101.1




Minnesota 10
364.5
8
179.1
6
119.5


8
206.9


Mississippi 11
691.9
22
1,487.8
50
3,198.2
40
2,247.6
50
2,914.8


Missouri 29
1,193.5
32
3,264.3
6
309.3


12
486.9


Montana 7
579.0
3
554.6
1
30,000.0






Nebraska 8
629.7
5
2,450.2
6
541.5
4
1,399.4




Nevada 2
333.8




3
618.8
1
40.4


New Hampshire 28
652.7
34
1,420.2
11
591.4
1
7.0
1
50.0


New Jersey 12
890.1
8
179.1
7
175.0
2
12.5
3
42.6


New Mexico 5
772.0
7
15,611.6
10
3,555.6
2
791.0
2
4,970.9


New York 4
84.5
19
359.3
23
477.0
3
74.0
7
144.4
2
15.0
North Carolina 4
510.8
13
442.1
17
850.7






North Dakota 5
4,026.0
7
4,311.1
3
374.0
1
4,000.0




Ohio



4
93.1






Oklahoma 11
2,512.0
16
2,483.6
3
896.0
1
344.4




Oregon 8
1,462.6
5
155.6
3
242.0


1
461.2


Pennsylvania 1
3.5
4
30.5
2
9.7
2
86.6
2
34.2


Rhode Island 11
454.5
2
93.0
10
250.7






South Carolina 6
488.0
5
873.0
19
791.2


2
273.0


South Dakota 3
186.9
1
30.0
1
960.0
1
283.0
12
3,067.8


Tennessee 4
131.8
33
1,113.1
27
1,446.6
4
31.2
26
946.7
1
10.0
Texas 12
9,008.2
19
21,155.7
49
12,477.6


28
66,464.5
4
1,847.0
Utah 1
250.0


3
757.4






Vermont 10
293.8
13
1,527.3
28
737.0


3
30.3


Virginia 16
438.4
13
636.4
16
412.5
2
17.5




Washington 20
659.7
9
178.3
3
41.7


2
101.0


West Virginia 17
1,562.7
11
1,050.2
20
1,864.6
2
51.3
33
3,246.5
10
760.6
Wisconsin 3
45.8










Wyoming 1
32.6
2
110.4


1
1,413.0




Total 338
34,254.9
430
73,419.2
507
73,982.3
160
23,782.2
321
95,286.3
24
3,294.2
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2018.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture.
ProTracts Program Contracts System October 2018
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC. 31 March 2019*
<http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/NRCS_RCA/reports/rsdno_whip.html>

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