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Regional Programs

  Anna Schmidt

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) works with states, insular areas and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

  David McGillivary

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) works with states, insular areas and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

  Eddie Bennett

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) works with states, insular areas and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

  Intermountain Oil and Gas BMP Project

Free-access website of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for oil and gas development in the Intermountain West. BMPs are state-of-the-art mitigation measures applied to oil and natural gas drilling and production to help ensure that energy development is conducted in an environmentally responsible manner.

  Jacqueline Trout

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) works with states, insular areas and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

  James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center

The Center provides plant solutions for central Texas, southern Oklahoma, and parts of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. The wide range in topography, climatic factors, and vegetation results in a diverse and unique service area.

  Judson Spicer

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) works with states, insular areas and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

  Lesser Prairie Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan

The lesser prairie chicken range-wide conservation plan (RWP) provides industry and landowners, through their enrollment and implementation of conservation measures, the ability to receive compliance with the Endangered Species Act and not be subject to further regulation.

  Manhattan Plant Materials Center

The Manhattan Plant Materials Center (KSPMC) develops plants and new plant technologies for America’s heartland. The Center offers services to a diverse region of the heartland including northeastern Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and northern Oklahoma.

  Oil and Gas CCAA for the Lesser Prairie Chicken

**No Longer Accepting Applications** The Lesser Prairie Chicken CCAA provides conservation measures for the lesser prairie-chicken for oil and gas activities to be implemented on voluntarily enrolled non-Federal lands throughout the range of the lesser prairie-chicken in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

  Otto Jose

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mountain-Prairie Region Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFRP) works with states, insular areas and tribes to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

  Prairie Grouse Partners

In the spring of 2009, the North American Grouse Partnership joined with Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and the Mule Deer Foundation to launch the Prairie Grouse Partners, a new conservation partnership with an aggressive goal of restoring 20 percent of North America's native grasslands.

  State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement: LPC

Owners and operators of certain cropland in designated geographic areas may enroll eligible land in a new continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) conservation practice titled State Acres For wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), also known as CP38.

  The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative

The NRCS provides financial and technical assistance for agricultural producers to voluntarily implement conservation practices that promote healthy grazing lands and benefit the Lesser Prairie-Chicken and other wildlife through the Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI).

  Working Lands for Wildlife

Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise and financial assistance to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs.

Statewide Programs

  Kansas Environmental Quality Incentives Program

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who face threats to soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land.

  Kansas Grassland Reserve Program

**Discontinued, Apply now under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program** The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) was a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance grasslands on their property.

  Kansas Landowner Incentive Program

KDWP through its Landowner Incentive Program is offering one-time incentive payments to landowners to restore wetlands and non-floodplains to foster Playa Lakes Conservation.

  Kansas Private Landowner Assistance

KDWPT offers a variety of programs to assist private landowners on improving fisheries and wildlife on their property. Fisheries biologists can provide technical assistance on managing fish populations in ponds and provide information where pond owners can purchase fish.

  Kansas Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

**Discontinued, Apply now under EQIP** WHIP was a voluntary program for people who wanted to establish or improve wildlife habitat on private land.

  Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kansas

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Kansas has been driven by two guiding beliefs. The first is recognizing the value of our native plant communities, not only for their biological diversity, but also their sustainability and their productivity.

  Working Lands for Wildlife - Kansas

Working Lands for Wildlife is a partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to use agency technical expertise combined with financial assistance from the NRCS Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative to combat the decline of specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs.

National Programs

  Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is a voluntary program to help farmers and ranchers preserve their agricultural land and restore, protect, and enhance wetlands on eligible lands.

  Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging Federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production.

  Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

What is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)? The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA).

  Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Tghe Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation.  Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop yields, or develop wildlife habitat, CSP can custom design a plan to help you meet those goals.

  Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)

The Conservation Technical Assistance Program (CTA) is the program through which the NRCS and its partners provide assistance to land users to address opportunities, concerns, and problems related to the use of natural resources.

  Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts up to a maximum term of ten years in length.

  Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction

Farmers and ranchers implementing conservation actions that contribute to the recovery of threatened and endangered species may now be eligible for a tax deduction.

  Habitat Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) are planning documents required as part of an application for an incidental take permit. This is the permit that allows for private landowners to continue to work land, even though their actions might harm, harass, kill or destroy threatened or endangered species habitat.

  National Water Quality Initiative

Through the National Water Quality Initiative the Natural Resources Conservation Service will work with farmers and ranchers in small watersheds to improve water quality

  Regional Conservation Partnership Program

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to deliver conservation assistance to producers and landowners.

  Safe Harbor Agreements

A Safe Harbor Agreement (SHA) is a voluntary agreement involving private or other non-Federal property owners whose actions contribute to the recovery of species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Local Programs

  Pheasant Initiative

The KDWP upland game bird initiative is availabe to interested landowners in Region 1, 2, 3 and 4. Financial incentives and cost-share assistance is available for forb interseeding, prescribed burning, strip disking, legume interseeding, forb and native grass seedings, and food plot establishment.