The programs offering cost incentives are based on identifying conservation resource problems and issues from the planning process. Land use planning of Natural Resources is a must, with intent to correct the issues and protect natural resources specific to the conservation of soil and water resources. These Programs include the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Conservation Reserve Buffer Program (CRP). These programs provide financial help to implement conservation strategies identified in the planning and evaluation process but only if you have developed a conservation plan first.
Conservation Cost Incentive programs include; Animal Waste Control Facilities, Rotational Grazing and Livestock Water Systems. Pasture and Hayland Plantings (Non-Fescue or Brome grass species); Heavy Use Protection Areas and etc: All conservation program practices are competitively funded for the best conservation benefit of priority resources. All cost incentives are based on a flat rate incentive for the practice(s)