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Michigan NRCS Programs

NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.

NRCS-Michigan Conservation Financial Assistance

NRCS has several programs that provide financial assistance to agricultural producers to implement new conservation measures. Other programs allows landowners to sell development rights to their land that require the land to be maintained as wetlands or for specific agricultural uses.

Five Steps to get Assistance from NRCS for farms and private forestland.








NRCS Conservation Programs

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Conservation Innovation Grants

Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)

Rapid Watershed Assessment (RWA)

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

Special Initiatives

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Financial assistance from selected NRCS programs is available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Other Programs
Program Complaint Process
Forms and Related Information

Information for Applicants using an Employer Identification Number
NRCS Program Assistance Flowchart

2008 Farm Bill Archive Program Pages (These programs are no longer active under the 2014 Farm Bill)

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
America's Great Outdoors Initiative