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Voluntary Conservation Works

Many of our Programs web pages are undergoing changes since the release of the 2014 Farm Bill. Please check back regularly for updates. If you have questions, please use the contacts links on this page.

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.

Participation in all conservation programs is voluntary. Participant requirements and eligibility vary by program. Please visit your local NRCS office to help determine which programs may be right for you.