Skip Navigation

News Release

NRCS Announces Signup for Wetland Wildlife Habitat Funding


July 7, 2011

For More Information:
Arlene Deutscher, State Public Affairs Officer, 701-530-2099
Jennifer Heglund, Assistant State Conservationist (Programs), 701-530-2095

BISMARCK, ND, July 7, 2011 ----- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing over $3 million in additional Fiscal Year 2011 conservation program funding specifically dedicated to accelerate the implementation of conservation practices to enhance wetland wildlife habitat on North Dakota working lands. Financial and technical assistance will be used to help producers manage their wetlands and farmlands in an economical manner while protecting and enhancing habitats for wildlife populations.

�hese new funds present a wonderful opportunity for producers in this state to select alternatives for managing cropland during wet conditions and, at the same time, provide sustainable habitats for wildlife species,�said Jack Russell, Acting NRCS State Conservationist for North Dakota. �ogether, we can help ensure this region continues to support healthy agricultural systems and healthy wildlife populations.�

Funding will be disbursed through two previously established NRCS programs�nvironmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP).

To learn more about these funding opportunities, we invite you to visit your local NRCS Service Center. Applications must be received by August 1, 2011, in order to be considered for funding.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."