The EQIP application cutoff dates are: April 19 and May 17, 2019
Illinois Headwaters Conservation Partnership
Headwaters Invasive Plant Partnership (HIPP includes portions of the historically prairie dominated Grand Prairie Region, as well as the South-Central Region, where forest slightly exceeded prairie acreage. While forest may not be the dominant land cover in the HIP area forest greatly contribute to the biological diversity of the region. Recreation opportunities in the forest include hunting, hiking, and camping. Healthy forests are essential for reducing soil erosion, protecting water quality and reversing pollinator decline.
The application cutoff dates are: Will be available in 2020
Otter Lake lies in the heart of Illinois corn and soybean country and its primary purpose is to provide drinking water for 19,000 rural residents. Every day, the lake provides the water supply for six town, two villages and two rural water districts. The project will protect Otter lake by reducing excessive levels of sedimentation and nutrient loading. The project will enable conservation practice to be micro-targeted to areas of greatest resource need.
The EQIP application cutoff dates are: Will be available in 2020
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MRB-Big Bend Enhancing Water-Soil-Habitat Quality
The proposal is located in the Critical Conservation Area, Mississippi River Basin and focuses on the priority/impaired Illinois River basin watershed lying within the boundaries of Marshall and Putnam Counties along the Big bend of the Illinois River. The project will employ an overarching approach of melding the application of best management practices that address soil erosion, soil health and inadequate habitat for fish and wildlife.
The application cutoff dates are: April 19 and May 17, 2019
Driftless Area Habitat for the wild & Rare Phase 2
The Driftless Area (SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa and NW Illinois) was bypassed by the last continental glacier and features steep valleys, sandstone bluffs and more than 600 unique spring-fed creeks and ridges once covered in prairie and scattered oaks. This ancient landscape supports a variety of plants and animals, including dozens of uncommon species. The diversity of provides critical habitat for dozens of species of concern in the State Wildlife Action Plan and has been cited as one of North America’s most important resources.
The application cutoff dates are: Will be available in 2019