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2016 Initiatives | NRCS UTAH


Southwester_willow_flycatcherSouthwestern Willow Flycatcher

The Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii extimus) is a small Neotropical migratory bird that breeds in the arid southwestern United States. It has been federally listed as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

                               Visit the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher page for additional information.


Utah landowners within several western slope counties are encouraged to visit with their local NRCS field office and inquire about developing a conservation plan that when implemented will help reduce the threats to the Sage Grouse.

                               Visit the Sage Grouse Initiative page for additional information.


Conservation funding for energy-related conservation activities is available to producers in Utah. Financial and technical assistance is available through the On-Farm Energy Audit/Implementation Initiative under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

                               Visit the Energy Initiative page for additional information.


Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Utah has funding available to assist organic farming operations and individuals transitioning to organic farming.

                               Visit the Organic Initiative page for additional information.


Water_Quality_Initiative_1Water Quality

A program under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through which NRCS will assist producers to improve water quality on their farm or ranch in a priority watersheds.

                               Visit the Water Quality Initiative page for additional information.