Lesser Prairie Chicken

USDA NRCS Programs serving Texas

The Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
Mission To conserve and increase lesser prairie-chicken populations by promoting the health of grazing lands and supporting the long-term sustainability of agricultural operations in the lesser prairie-chicken’s range.
Located in Marysville, KS
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths
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.
Located in Bozeman, MT
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
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.
Located in Washington, DC
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Denis Ebodaghe
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers.
Located in Kansas City, MO
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.
Located in Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CRP is a land conservation program administered by FSA. In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality.
Located in Washington, DC
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
The 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.
Located in Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility.
Located in Washington, DC
James E. 'Bud' Smith Plant Materials Center
PMC Manager - Brandon Carr
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.
Located in Knox City, TX
Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative- Texas
State Wildlife Biologist - Russell Castro
NRCS and its conservation partners are helping farmers and ranchers in Texas to enhance, restore and protect habitat for the Lesser prairie-chicken with financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program's (EQIP) Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI).
Located in Temple, TX
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns.
Located in Washington, DC
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement
USDA Farm Service Agency
The State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Initiative restores vital habitat in order to meet high-priority state wildlife conservation goals.
Located in Washington, DC
Texas Conservation Stewardship Program
Assistant State Conservationist-Programs - Mark Habiger
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is a voluntary conservation program that encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by undertaking additional conservation activities and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities.
Located in Temple, TX
Texas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Assistant State Conservationist-Programs - Lori Ziehr
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible National goals.
Located in Temple, TX
Texas Grassland Reserve Program
State Easement Program Manager - Claude Ross
**Discontinued, Apply Now Under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program** The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) was a voluntary program that helped landowners and operators restore and protect grassland, including rangeland and pastureland, and certain other lands, while maintaining the areas as grazing lands.
Located in Temple, TX
Texas Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
Farm Bill Coordinator Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Chuck Kowaleski
**Discontinued, Apply Now Under EQIP** The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) provided financial incentives to develop habitat for fish and wildlife on private lands.
Located in TX
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP)
Program Manager - Lisa McCauley
Overview WREP is a voluntary conservation program which is a component of WRP.  WREP leverages resources of eligible partners to provide financial and technical assistance to eligible landowners to protect, restore, and enhance high priority wetlands and improve wildlife habitat.
Located in Washington, DC