Foster Creek Conservation District
Foster Creek Conservation District

VSP Conservation Priorities

By voluntarily participating in VSP, producers provide critical information for Douglas County's work group which uses established benchmarks to achieve BMPs. Some initiatives for producers in Douglas County include reducing tillage, installing livestock fencing, re-vamping irrigation systems, and implementing wildlife structures.



Wildlife-friendly fencing improves

habitat access for native animals

while also managing herds.



Irrigation and sprinkler systems

help manage soil moisture and

water resources.



Wildlife structures such as bird

boxes provide nesting spots

where natural habitat is lacking.

Interested in Converting to No-Till?

Foster Creek CD has cost share available to help transition up to 250 acres from conventional systems.


Direct seeding allows farmers to fertilize and plant into undisturbed, no-till soils in one field operation. This practice improves soil structure and moisture, enhances agricultural viability, and limits erosion.


The NRCS incentivizes programs for the following BMPs: soil health, air quality, irrigation, and terrestrial habitat. These programs apply to cropland, rangeland, and farmsteads from several different funding pools. Reach out to your local office to learn more!

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