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Tribal Assistance

NRCS Programs for Tribes and Tribal Members

NRCS has expertise in agronomy, forestry, agricultural engineering, soils, water management, wildlife habitat management, aquaculture, resource inventories, and watershed and flood protection.

NRCS field office personnel provides assistance to private landowners and operators, Indian tribes and Tribal members upon request. Assistance provided includes -- but is not limited to -- conservation planning on cropland and pastureland, and assistance to apply improvement practices, irrigation water development structures and management, brush control, erosion control structures, agriculture, forestry, farmland protection, wildlife habitat improvement, and wetlands restoration.

American Indians and Alaska Natives are eligible to participate in all NRCS programs and may have special status as provided by statute or regulation. The demand for NRCS services by American Indian tribal groups continues to increase as the value of NRCS assistance becomes better understood.

NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and operators, tribes and tribal members to assist them in protecting and improving natural resources such as soil, water, air, plants, and animals.

NRCS can assist tribes and tribal members in conservation work, and how to apply for NRCS programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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For more information, contact 

Abbie Cadman, (860) 871-4017