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Indiana NRCS staff and Mark Magura, the owner of Leap Frog LLC in Starke County, Indiana, tour a macro currently filled with water May 25, 2021 that was created as part of the wetland restoration on his property after it was enrolled in the NRCS' Wetland Reserve Easement Program.

Indiana Special Initiatives

NRCS uses Landscape Conservation Initiatives to accelerate the benefits of voluntary conservation programs, such as cleaner water and air, healthier soil and enhanced wildlife habitat. 

Landscape and conservation 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.

Through targeted funds, cooperation with partners and locally led efforts, NRCS is able to utilize landscape initiatives to address landscape-scale natural resource concerns, such as species conservation and water quality, that transcend farm, county, and state boundaries.

Conservation initiatives create specialty funding pools to help famers implement priority conservation practices on their land address resource concerns related to soil, water and air quality, energy consumption, wildlife habitat and climate-smart agricultural practices.

Landscape Initiatives in Indiana

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative
National Water Quality Incentive
Source Water Protection
Western Lake Erie Basin Initiative

Conservation Initiatives in Indiana

CSP Grasslands Conservation Initiative
High Tunnel Initiative

Partnership Opportunities

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)