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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 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.
  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.
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.
Sport Fish Restoration Program
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.
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement
The State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) Initiative restores vital habitat in order to meet high-priority state wildlife conservation goals.
  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.
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)
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.
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).