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Conservation Activity Plans (CAPS)

Conservation Activity Plans










For more than 80 years the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and its predecessor the Soil Conservation Service, have been helping to address natural resource concerns.

The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) authorizes the use of financial assistance funds from the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) to develop Conservation Activity Plans (CAP).  NRCS in Maine is offering "cost-share" to eligible EQIP clients for the development of any of the following CAPS, to be developed by Technical Service Providers.

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Conservation Activity Plans currently being offered (Click on image for Fact Sheet):


Agricultural Energy Management Plan (AgEMP)




Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Funding Opportunity




Transitioning to Organic Agriculture Funding Opportunity




Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan (FWHP)Funding Opportunity




Forest Management Plan (FMP)




Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) Funding Opportunity



Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) Funding Opportunity




Pollinator Habitat Enhancement Plan (PHEP) Funding Opportunity





Currently there are no Technical Service Providers (TSP) certified in Maine for the following Conservation Activity Plans:

  • Drainage Water Management Plan
  • Irrigation Water Management Plan
  • Prescribed Burning Plan

Specific Conservation Activity Plan (CAP) information for current or potential Technical Service Providers 

Maine NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program website 

National Environmental Quality Incentives Program website