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MRBI - Upper Macoupin


The application cutoff for Upper Macoupin Watershed is January 19 and March 16, 2018

The Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed MRBI Project is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers for addressing water quality concerns.  The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with American Farmland Trust, has received funding for the Initiative.  This funding is available for landowners in portions of Macoupin County.  The project area covers approximately 135,684 acres.

Lead partner:  American Farmland Trust.

Project Goals:  The goals of this project are to improve water quality, reduce sediment and nutrient loads entering the watershed, and improve fish and wildlife habitat benefits.

Conservation Practice Funding:  Funding will be available to eligible landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  NRCS will provide financial assistance for a variety of conservation practices for the purpose of reducing the amount of nutrient runoff and soil erosion associated with agriculture production.  Land and producer eligibility, adjusted gross income, and all other criteria for participation must be met to participate in this initiative.  Agricultural lands are eligible for enrollment in the initiative.

How to apply for MRBI:  NRCS and associated conservation partners will deliver this program collaboratively.  Applications may be obtained and filed with the Natural Resources Conservation Service at:  

Macoupin County
USDA Service Center
300 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217.854.2626 ext. 3


Additional Information
Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed Ranking Criteria (DOCX: 54kb)