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2010 MRBI Projects

2010 Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watershed Initiative Projects

MRBI Project Areas in Arkansas

Six projects selected in fiscal year 2010 in Arkansas will help landowners and producers within the Mississippi River Basin voluntarily implement conservation and management practices that prevent, control and trap nutrient runoff from agricultural land.

“The projects selected in Arkansas will be implemented working with our conservation partners to accelerate conservation treatment to improve water quality, maintain productivity and enhance wildlife habitat,” said NRCS State Conservationist Michael Sullivan.  “Additional funding for the six Arkansas projects could exceed $30 million over the 5-year project’s life.”

Overall, more than $22 million nationally in Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) funds will be administered through the Conservation Stewardship Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program.

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative Projects

Five CCPI projects were chosen in Arkansas. The projects selected in FY10 were:

2010 Practice List and Payment Rates

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Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program Project

Nearly $8 million also will be provided in Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program funds. Partner organizations will contribute additional financial resources. A project by The Nature Conservancy was selected in Arkansas in FY10.

Fiscal Year 2010 Request for Proposal for CCPI and WREP

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Fiscal Year 2010 News

Additional Information


Nancy Young
State Resource Conservationist
(501) 301-3134

Kenneth Lee
Assistant Conservationist for Programs
(501) 301-3165