Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
Financial, free technical assistance
Restore water quality damaged by natural disasters.
Restore the land, to the maximum extent possible, to its natural condition. Restoration techniques include the use of structural and non-structural practices to restore the flow and storage of floodwaters, control erosion, and to improve management of the easement. Benefits fish and wildlife habitat, improving water quality, retaining flood water, and recharging groundwater.
Must be represented by a project sponsor. Sponsors include legal subdivisions of the State, such as a city, county, general improvement district, conservation district, or any Native American tribe or tribal organization as defined in section 4 of the Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
Suffered severe damage from a natural disaster.
NRCS may bear up to 75 percent of the construction cost of emergency measures. The remaining 25 percent must come from local sources and can be in the form of cash or in-kind services.
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
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