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Fiscal Year 2014 Kansas EQIP

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Category

Area of Eligibility

Cutoff Date

Additional Documents

Kansas Practice Payment Schedule - Fiscal Year 2014 (PDF; 1.8 MB) Updated 4/23/2014
At-Risk Species by Ranking Category (PDF; 38 KB)
National Issue Questions (PDF; 238 KB)
EQIP Ranking Categories and Associated Resource Concerns (PDF; 99 KB)
Additional information on ranking categories, ranking process, eligible practices, and allocations

Forestland Health (FLH)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

FLH Eligible Practices List (PDF; 13 KB)
FLH State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 104 KB)
Forest Stewardship Potential (PDF; 1 MB)
At-Risk Species Habitat Areas (PDF; 1.5 MB)
Quail Initiative Areas (PDF; 234 KB)

Grazing Lands Health (GLH)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

GLH Eligible Practices List (PDF; 18 KB)
GLH State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 282 KB)
At-Risk Species Habitat Areas (PDF; 2.6 MB)
Quail Initiative Areas (PDF; 234 KB)

Livestock Waste (LSW)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

LSW Eligible Practices List (PDF; 21 KB)
LSW State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 93 KB)
At-Risk Species Habitat Areas (PDF; 912 KB)
High Priority TMDL for eColi (PDF; 287 KB)
Flooding Frequency (PDF; 3 MB)
Sensitive Groundwater Area (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Source Water Assessment Area (PDF; 451 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas (PDF; 432 KB)
LSW Southeast Kansas Poultry Litter Priority Area (PDF; 153 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Poultry (PDF; 244 KB)

Sedimentation Above Federal Reservoirs (SFR)

Kansas Water Office Priority Federal Reservoirs (PDF; 639 KB)

November 15, 2013

SFR Eligible Practices List (PDF; 20 KB)
SFR State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 88 KB)
At-Risk Species Habitat Areas (PDF; 954 KB)
Watersheds Above Federal Reservoirs (PDF; 533 KB)

Soil Health (SH)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

SH Eligible Practices List (PDF; 12 KB)
SH State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 150 KB)
At-Risk Species Habitat Areas (PDF; 3 MB)
High Priority TMDL for Low Dissolved Oxygen (PDF; 288 KB)
Quail Initiative Areas (PDF; 234 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Cropland (PDF; 241 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Livestock (PDF; 431 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Poultry (PDF; 243 KB)

Water Quality (WQL)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

WQL Eligible Practices List (PDF; 20 KB)
WQL State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 115 KB)
At-Risk Species Habitat Areas (PDF; 3 MB)
Nitrate Leaching Potential (PDF; 16 MB)
Potential Soil Loss Index (PDF; 16 MB)
Quail Initiative Areas (PDF; 234 KB)
High Priority TMDL for Low Dissolved Oxygen (PDF; 288 KB)
Flooding Frequency (PDF; 3 MB)
Sensitive Groundwater Area (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Federal Reservoirs (PDF; 1 MB)
Source Water Assessment Area (PDF; 451 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Cropland (PDF; 431 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Gully (PDF; 243 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Livestock Waste (PDF; 431 KB)
Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Implementation Areas for Poultry (PDF; 243 KB)

Water Quantity (WQN)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

WQN Eligible Practices List (PDF; 16 KB)
WQN State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 135 KB)
Ground Water Priority Decline Areas (PDF; 203 KB)
Sensitive Groundwater Area (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Source Water Assessment Area (PDF; 451 KB)
High Priority TMDL for Low Dissolved Oxygen (PDF; 288 KB)
Intensive Groundwater Use Conservation Areas (IGUCA) (PDF; 87 KB)

Water Quantity - Quick Response Areas (QRA)

Quick Response Areas (PDF; 142 KB)

November 15, 2013

QRA Eligible Practices List (PDF; 13 KB)
QRA State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 178 KB)
Ground Water Priority Decline Areas (PDF; 203 KB)
Sensitive Groundwater Area (PDF; 1.2 MB)
Source Water Assessment Area (PDF; 451 KB)
High Priority TMDL for Low Dissolved Oxygen (PDF; 288 KB)
Intensive Groundwater Use Conservation Areas (IGUCA) (PDF; 87 KB)

Tribal

 

November 15, 2013

Tribal Eligible Practices List (PDF; 23 KB)
Tribal State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 254 KB)

Wildlife Habitat (WLH)

Statewide

November 15, 2013

WLH Eligible Practices List (PDF; 16 KB)
WLH State and Local Issue Ranking Questions (PDF; 128 KB)
Greater Prairie-Chicken and Lesser Prairie-Chicken Current Range and Habitat Zones (PDF; 141 KB)
Core Buffer and Core Buffer Habitat Areas (PDF; 840 KB)
Crucial Habitat Areas (PDF; 275 KB)
Quail Initiative Areas (PDF; 234 KB)

National Initiatives

Area of Eligibility

Cutoff Dates

Additional Documents

On-Farm Energy Initiative—Producers work with an NRCS approved Technical Service Provider (TSP) to develop Agricultural Energy Management Plans or farm energy audits that assess energy consumption on an operation. NRCS may also provide assistance to implement various recommended measures identified in the energy audit through the use of conservation practice standards offered through this initiative.

Statewide

February 21, 2014
April 18, 2014

Screening Criteria (PDF; 122 KB)
State and Local Ranking Criteria (PDF; 247 KB)
Eligible Land Uses, Resource Concerns, Conservation Practices (PDF; 211 KB)

Organic Initiative—NRCS will assist producers with installation of conservation practices on agricultural operations related to organic production. Producers currently certified as organic, transitioning to organic, or National Organic Program exempt will have access to a broad set of conservation practices to assist in meeting their resource concerns and fulfilling many of the requirements in an Organic System Plan.

Statewide

February 21, 2014
April 18, 2014

Organic Initiative Self-Certification Worksheet (PDF; 154 KB)
State and Local Ranking Criteria (PDF; 248 KB)
Eligible Land Uses, Resource Concerns, Conservation Practices (PDF; 178 KB)

Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative—NRCS helps producers implement high tunnel structures that extend growing seasons for high value crops in an environmentally safe manner. High tunnel benefits include better plant and soil quality, and fewer nutrients and pesticides in the environment.

Statewide

February 21, 2014
April 18, 2014

State and Local Ranking Criteria (PDF; 209 KB)
Approved Land Uses, Resource Concerns, Conservation Practices (PDF; 230 KB)

Water Quality Initiative—The National Water Quality Initiative will work in priority watersheds to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners improve water quality and aquatic habitats in impaired streams. NRCS will help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces.

Eligible Watersheds: Big Creek, Emma Creek, Grasshopper Creek
NWQI Eligible Watersheds (PDF; 541 KB)

April 18, 2014

Screening Criteria (PDF; 130 KB)
Eligible Land Uses, Resource Concerns, Conservation Practices (PDF; 354 KB)
State and Local Ranking Criteria (PDF; 107 KB)

Forestry Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative

Statewide

April 18, 2014

Central Great Plains Forested Riparian Buffers Ranking Criteria (PDF; 200 KB)
Central Great Plains Forested Riparian Buffers Eligible Conservation Practices (PDF; 87 KB)
Central Great Plains Shelterbelt Renovation Ranking Criteria (PDF; 185 KB)
Central Great Plains Shelterbelt Renovation Eligible Conservation Practices (PDF; 86 KB)

Water Enhancement Project Areas

Groundwater Management District Priority Areas (PDF; 164 KB)

March 21, 2014

Equus Beds GMD #2 Eligible Practices (PDF; 84 KB)
Equus Beds GMD #2 Ranking Criteria (PDF; 190 KB)
Southwest Kansas GMD #3 Eligible Practices (PDF; 103 KB)
Southwest Kansas GMD #3 Ranking Criteria (PDF; 232 KB)
Big Bend GMD #5 Eligible Practices (PDF; 76 KB)
Big Bend GMD #5 Ranking Criteria (PDF; 201 KB)

Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring—The edge-of-field water quality monitoring project is an effort to help producers improve and/or verify the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices and systems in their operation. Edge-of-field monitoring equipment will be installed to evaluate the quality of water draining from fields. Funding is provided for both monitoring system installation and also collecting and evaluating the data.

Headwaters Grasshopper Creek in the Delaware River Watershed
(parts of Brown, Atchison, and Jackson Counties)

July 18, 2014

State and Local Ranking Questions (PDF; 162 KB)
Eligible Land Uses, Resource Concerns, Conservation Practices (PDF; 96 KB)

Landscape Initiatives

Area of Eligibility

Cutoff Dates

Additional Documents

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative—The Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative is a national initiative designed to improve the lesser prairie-chicken habitat. This initiative will also simultaneously promote the overall health of gazing lands and the long-term sustainability of ranching operations.

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Priority Areas (PDF; 314 KB)

April 18, 2014

LPCI Eligible Practices (PDF; 113 KB)
LPCI Ranking Criteria (PDF; 97 KB)

Ogallala Aquifer Initiative—Using a comprehensive set of conservation practices, the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative (OAI) aims to reduce aquifer water use, improve water quality and enhance the economic viability of croplands and rangelands in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Ogallala Aquifer Priority Areas (PDF; 206)

March 21, 2014

Eligible Land Uses, Resource Concerns, Conservation Practices (PDF; 567 KB)
State and Local Ranking Criteria (PDF; 100 KB)