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Conservation Programs

NRCS's conservation programs help agricultural producers and non-industrial private forest landowners reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.

NRCS offers programs in two forms, Technical Assistance and Financial Assistance.

We are able to offer these programs through the 2018 Farm Bill legislation.

   If you own or manage farm or forest land, or grow specialty crops in New Hampshire, then the Farm Bill conservation programs can help you address natural resource concerns and opportunities on your land.
   Participation in all of our conservation programs is voluntary, and participant requirements and eligibility vary by program.
   If you are interested in participating in our programs, look at the Program Applicant Eligibility Requirements and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Verification Process.

 

Conservation Technical Assistance Programs and Activities

Conservation Techical Assistance logo 2021

Provides voluntary conservation technical assistance to land-users, communities, units of state and local government, and other Federal agencies in planning and implementing conservation systems.
Learn more about CTA here.

 
 
Conservaiton Reserve Program logo 2021

An FSA administered program that provides technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on their lands.
Learn more about CRP here.

 

 

 

Financial Assistance Programs and Activities

 

Environmental Improvement Programs

Agricultural Management Assistance logo 2021

A voluntary conservation program supporting agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals.
Learn more about AMA here.

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A voluntary conservation program supporting agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals.
Learn more about RCPP here.

 
Environmental Quality Incentives Program logo 2021

Provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers and non-industrial forest managers to address natural resource concerns.
Learn more about EQIP here.

Conservation Innovation Grants logo 2021

A voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
Learn more about CIG here.

 


Stewardship Programs

Conservation Stewardship Program logo 2021

Encourage producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by undertaking additional activities and improving, maintaining and managing existing conservation activities.
Learn more about CSP here.

 


Easement Programs

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program logo 2021

Provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits.
The program consists of two sub components: ALE and WRE.
Learn more about ACEP here.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs Components Logo 2021

Agricultural Land Easements Logo 2021

Provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve working agricultural lands.
Learn more about ALE here.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs Components-Wetland Reserve Easement Logo 2021

Provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve wetlands and their related benefits.
Learn more about WRE here.

 


Water Resources Programs

Emergency Watershed Protection logo 2021

Provides emergency measures to safeguard lives and property from natural occurrence that is causing or has caused a sudden impairment of the watershed.
Learn more about WRE here.

 

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