No matter if you grow crops or raise livestock, or you manage timber or want to improve your private land, NRCS has options for you that are good for your land and its natural resources.
NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help integrate conservation practices into croplands, grazing lands, forests, urban farms and other land uses. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offer 170-plus conservation activities that help a wide variety of operations. To learn more about these activities, watch our Conservation at Work video series.
Meanwhile, NRCS can also help producers protect sensitive landscapes and prime farmlands through easements, which are funded through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
Examples of Easements
- More on agricultural land easements.
- More on wetland reserve easements.
National Resources Inventory
A statistical survey of land use and natural resource conditions and trends on U.S. non-Federal lands.
Programs and Initiatives
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Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is NRCS’ flagship conservation program that helps farmers, ranchers and forest landowners integrate conservation into working lands.Learn More
Conservation Stewardship Program
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation.Learn More
Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program
WATERSHED PROGRAMS - WFPO
The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention (WFPO) Program helps units of federal, state, local and federally recognized tribal governments (project sponsors) protect and restore watersheds.Learn More
Landscape Conservation 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.Learn More