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Nevada NRCS Conservation Programs

NRCS' 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. NRCS provides funding opportunities for agricultural producers and other landowners through these programs. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.

How To Get Started

2018 Farm Bill Conservation Practices and Programs for your land

2018 Farm Bill Conservation Program Rules

Conservation Technical Assistance Program and Activities



Financial Assistance


Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs (ACEP)

  • Wetland Reserve (WRE)
  • Agricultural Land Easement (ALE)
  • Grasslands of Special Significance (GSS)

Repealed Programs

  • Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)
  • Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
  • Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
  • Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

Other Programs and Information

Nevada State Technical Committee

Established by the 1985 Food Security Act, the Nevada State Technical Committee (STEC) provide recommendations to NRCS to carry out the conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.  Although the STEC has no implementation or enforcement authority, the committee's  recommendations are given strong consideration by USDA.

Local Work Groups

Local work groups are made up of people interested in agriculture and conservation, including farmers, ranchers, industry representatives, Tribal members, government officials, and agency staff. According to the National Association of Conservation Districts, the local conservation district should provide leadership in convening and organizing the local work group. The local work group is an important element of the locally led conservation way of doing business.

The locally led conservation effort is the foundation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) conservation program delivery process. The local work group supports the locally led conservation effort by coordinating USDA programs with other Federal, State, tribal, and local conservation programs to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns.

Local Work Groups Fact Sheet (PDF)

Disclaimer:  The information currently available on this webpage and linked sites may not be the final program information.  Please check with your local NRCS office to ensure you have the latest information.

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