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EQIP offers land management practice incentives

 
August 6, 2022

The Boundary Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service would like to inform Boundary County property owners of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) supporting the combination of agriculture management and environmental quality as compatible goals. Anyone can receive cost-free natural resource consultation and applicants to EQIP can potentially receive cost share for completing management practices.

Examples of management practices in Boundary County are pasture and hay planting, forest management practices including tree thinning and tree planting, stream bank stabilization, livestock watering pipelines and cross fences, among many others.
By contacting their office for these services, including program application, you will not be obligated to anything. Program applicants who receive the highest ranking will have an opportunity to develop a contract with the Bonners Ferry Field Office. Your application will be cancelled if you decide not to continue on with a contract.

The application deadline is October 7.

Other cost share programs are available that are specifically designed for wildlife, wetlands and special agricultural projects.

For landowners not interested in program participation, staff is still available for site visits and consultation. Their office provides non-regulatory, cost free services to individuals who voluntarily request our time.

Additional information is avaiable by calling the Boundary County field office at(208) 267-2707 or by emailing cindy.lewis@usda.gov.

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