The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through November 20th.
EQIP is a voluntary, technical and financial assistance program designed to help farmers, ranchers and private forest land owners implement conservation practices on their land. Practices that are popular in Douglas County include mulch-/no-till, cover crops, grazing management and upland wildlife habitat management. Currently NRCS has special initiatives to mitigate wildfire, maintain sage grouse habitat and improve soil health. Many other opportunities exist as well.
Interested applicants must establish their eligibility with the Farm Service Agency by the application cutoff period of November 20th. It is important to begin this process as early as possible and not wait until near the deadline. You can visit our website for additional information or contact the field office at (509) 745-8561 x3.