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Programs

 

These programs provide environmental, societal, financial, and technical benefits that include both on- and off-site benefits. 

 

Program benefits include, but are not limited to, many of the following aspects:

 

Sustaining and improving agricultural productivity.

 

Cleaner, safer, and more dependable water supplies.

 

Reduced damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.

 

Enhanced natural resource bases that support continuing economic development, recreation, and other purposes.

 

NRCS en Español

 

Obtain a copy of the Conservation Practices and Programs for Your Land: 2008 Farm Bill publication.

 

Environmental Review Team

Horse Environmental Awareness Program (H.E.A.P.)

Earth Team

Connecticut Envirothon

 

Financial Assistance Programs

 

Conservation

 

Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)

This program helps reduce the economic risk to farms through new irrigation, transition to organic pest management, or production diversification.

 

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

This program helps promote farm and forest health by enhancing the environmental quality of soil, water, air, plants, and animals.

*EQIP Air Initiative

*EQIP Organics

*Conservation Activity Plan  (CAPs)

 

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)

 

Conservation Innovation Grants(CIG)

 

Conservation Reserve Program(CRP)

This program is administered through the USDA-Farm Service Agency.

 

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

This is a voluntary program that encourages agricultural and forestry producers to maintain existing conservation activities and adopt additional ones on their operations.

 

Conservation Security Program  (CSP)

From the 2002 Farm Bill - archived.

 

Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) 

This program is to encourage and improve the capability of designated RC&D areas to plan, develop, and carry out projects for resource conservation and development.

 

Farm / Easements

 

Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)

This is a voluntary program that protects agricultural lands by limiting non-agricultural uses.

 

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)

This program promotes the protection and restoration of wetlands through the purchase of easements and enhancement activities.

 

Grassland Reserve Program(GRP)

This program provides funding to restore and protect pasturelands and certain other lands while maintaining the areas in grass.

 

Watershed

 

Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)

This program, set up by Congress to respond to emergencies created by natural disasters, is designed to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fire, windstorms, and other natural occurrences. 

 

Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention 

The Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (PL 83-566) authorizes NRCS to cooperate with states and local agencies to carry out works of improvement for soil conservation and for other purposes including flood prevention; conservation, development, utilization and disposal of water; and conservation and proper utilization of land.

 

Watershed Rehabilitation 

(Not an active program in Connecticut)

 

Wetlands / Wildlife

 

Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)

This program helps improve fish and wildlife habitat and restore natural ecosystems

 

Other Related Information

 

Some of the following documents require Adobe Acrobat .

 

Animal 

 

National Animal Agriculture Conservation Framework (641.6 KB) 

Animal Feeding Operations

 

Assistance 

 

Conservation Technical Assistance 

 

Small, Limited Resource, and Minority Farmers Program 

 

Tribal Government Relationships

 

What is a Conservation Plan? Brochure (190 KB)

 

Compliance/Appeals/Mediation/Relief 

 

Conservation Compliance

 

Conservation Program Appeals

 

Conservation Program Mediation

 

Environmental Justice

 

Equitable Relief

 

Partnerships/Coalitions 

 

Conservation of Private Grazing Lands 

 

Conservation Partnership Initiative

 

Conservation Partnerships

 

Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative 

 

Planning/Outreach

 

Community Planning

 

Conservation and Areawide Planning

 

Conservation Planning Toolkit

 

Locally Led Conservation

 

State Technical Committees

 

Rural Lands 

 

Rural Abandoned Mine Program  

(Not an active program in Connecticut)

 

Rural Development

 

Snow/Soil Survey 

 

Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting

 

Soil Survey Programs 

 

Water

 

Clean Water Action Plan

 

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control

 

Coral Reef Initiative

 

Other

 

Limited Resource Self-Determination Tool

 

Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan

 

Conservation Partnership Initiative (CPI)

 

Soil and Water Conservation Assistance (SWCA)

 

Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)

 

Farmland Protection Policy Act

 

International Programs

 

Land Evaluation and and Site Assessment (LESA)

 

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents

 

Plant Materials Center

 

 

 

 

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