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NRCS Announces GLRI Signup for 2018 Funding in Wisconsin

Apply by May 18, 2018

Madison, Wis. – March 12, 2018 – A sign-up is underway in Wisconsin for financial assistance available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) for designated watersheds. Eligible applications received by May 18, 2018 at USDA Service Centers in Wisconsin will be evaluated for this funding.

The GLRI helps NRCS accelerate conservation efforts on private lands located in targeted watersheds throughout the region. Through GLRI, NRCS works with farmers and landowners to combat invasive species, protect watersheds and shorelines from non-point source pollution and restore wetlands and other habitat areas. Private landowners and tribes within these watersheds are encouraged to utilize this assistance to implement conservation activities that will benefit the Great Lakes ecosystem.

In Wisconsin, NRCS offers financial assistance to agricultural producers for implementing practices that improve water quality, wildlife habitat and other resource concerns in selected watersheds. See the project highlights below and eligible areas. Financial assistance for GLRI is provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

  1. Nearshore Health Signup – Funding is available for eligible projects that focus on reducing nutrient and sediment delivery to surface waters. SEE MAP of eligible areas.
  2. Wildlife Habitat Signup – Funding is available for eligible projects that protect and restore wildlife habitat with a priority on stream passage and spawning habitat for Green Bay northern pike. SEE MAP of eligible areas.
  3. Invasive Species Signup – Funding is available for eligible projects that reduce invasive species and for the restoration, protection and enhancement of habitat in upland and riparian areas.  SEE MAP of eligible areas.

NRCS accepts applications for financial assistance on a continuous basis throughout the year. GLRI applications must be received by May 18, 2018, to be considered for the current funding opportunity. Landowners interested in applying for GLRI should visit the NRCS-Wisconsin GLRI Website for more details, then contact their local USDA Service Center in their county to apply. 

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