Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Financial, free technical assistance
Implement best management practices.
Participants install or implement structural, vegetative, and management practices – like improving irrigation efficiency, restoring pasture, or nutrient and pest management – on eligible agricultural land and nonindustrial private forestland.
Socially disadvantaged, beginning and limited resource farmers, Indian tribes and veterans are eligible for an increased payment rate and may receive advance payment of up to 50 percent to purchase materials and services needed to implement conservation practices included in their EQIP contract.
Control or own cropland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private forestland and other farm or ranch lands.
Comply with adjusted gross income limitation (AGI) provisions
Be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation requirements
Develop an NRCS EQIP plan of operations
Varying cost-share amount
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
Developing a forest, agricultural, or conservation plan helps articulate and prioritize objectives for landowners. These objectives can determine what type programs to search for. Supporting organizations in your area often provide free consultation and planning.
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