lesser prairie chicken

USDA NRCS Programs serving New Mexico

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)
Our 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 resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP 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 and non-industrial forest managers 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 (LPCI) - New Mexico
Michael Neubeiser
To assist in the recovery of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has collaborated with partners to develop a five-state Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI).
Located in Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Kenneth J. Branch
Program Overview The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program authorized under the Agricultural Improvement ACT of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) that helps producers install measures to protect soil, water, plant, wildlife, and other natural resources while ensuring sustainable production on their farms, ranches and working forest lands.
Located in Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Forest Stewardship Program
New Mexico State Forestry Division
The purpose of the Forest Stewardship Program is to assist private forest landowners to more actively manage their forest and related resources; to keep these lands in a productive and healthy condition for present and future owners; and to increase the economic and environmental benefits of these lands.
Located in Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
**Discontinued, Apply Under Agricultural Conservation Easement Program** The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) was a voluntary conservation program that emphasized support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity, and protection of grassland under threat of conversion to other uses.
Located in Albuquerque, NM
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
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