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NRCS is Now Accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Applications for Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Project in Carbon and Albany County

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Wyoming Big Horn Mountains

(EQIP) Applications Must be received by Monday, March 20, 2023

CASPER, Wyo. – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Wyoming is extending the deadline for accepting applications for enrollment into the Joint Chiefs Valleys and Headwaters EQIP project. 

EQIP is a voluntary Farm Bill program which provides financial assistance for conservation systems such as, fish passage improvements, wildlife friendly fencing, water supply development, riparian protection, and wildlife habitat enhancement. Producers interested in implementing conservation practices to improve natural resources on their private agricultural land will now have until Monday, March 20, to submit applications.

The opportunities to participate in this Joint Chiefs Valleys and Headwaters EQIP project are diverse. In addition to general enrollment, the Program also affords socially disadvantaged, beginning, and limited resource farmers and ranchers increased financial assistance to improve or enhance natural resources on their lands.

Producers must have farm records current with the Farm Service Agency and submit a complete program application to NRCS to be considered for financial assistance through EQIP. Applications are accepted at all Wyoming NRCS offices located in USDA Service Centers across the state. To find out more information about EQIP please visit the EQIP webpage. To locate an NRCS field office near you, please visit the USDA Service Center webpage.

When visiting with NRCS staff about the Joint Chiefs Valleys and Headwaters EQIP project, landowners are encouraged to inquire about NRCS’ comprehensive conservation plans. The Agency continually strives to put conservation planning at the forefront of its programs and initiatives. Conservation plans provide landowners with a comprehensive inventory and assessment of their resources, as well as an appropriate start to improving the quality of soil, water, air, plants, and wildlife on their land. 

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