The NRCS would like to take the opportunity to announce two exciting opportunities for conservation activities on their farming operation. Applications can be submitted to the local field offices through February 24, 2023.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) would like to take the opportunity to announce two exciting opportunities for conservation activities on their farming operation. Texas NRCS will be accepting CSP applications for two projects, Hill Country Headwaters Initiative (HCHI) and NRCS – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Pecos Partnership), through RCPP. Applications can be submitted to the local Field Offices through February 24, 2023.
CSP helps farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to build on their existing conservation efforts while strengthening their operation. CSP participants earn an annual payment for 5 years which enables them to achieve a greater level on conservation and stewardship. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, NRCS can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals.
Hill Country Headwaters Initiative (HCHI)
HCHI aims to help landowners with projects addressing short-term and long-term conservation of water quality, wildlife habitat, and drought and flood management through the NRCS funding. Those funds will be directed towards key land stewardship projects within the following river basins: Upper San Marcos River, Blanco River, Onion Creek, Barton Creek, Pedernales River, Sandy Creek and Llano River (shown on this map below). All interested and qualified parties are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should go to Hill Country Conservatory’s website and fill out a pre-application screening questionnaire. A representative from the Hill Country Conservatory will contact you and instruct you how to proceed with the application process.
NRCS - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Pecos Partnership
The NRCS – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Pecos Partnership allows its partners to use a strategic approach to apply conservation to help enhance and restore lands and wildlife habitat in the region. The conservation goals of this project are to strengthen the habitat, improve the management and function of native grasslands, and address water quality and scarcity concerns. boundary overlaps the HUC‐6
watershed of the “Lower Pecos”. The following Texas counties (in part OR whole) make up the Lower Pecos Watershed: Andrews, Brewster, Crane,
Crockett, Culbertson, Ector, Jeff Davis, Loving, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler.
For additional information about CSP in general or these signups, contact Mark Alford at email@example.com or (254) 742-9825 or contact your local NRCS Field Office.