Local Programs
Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI) - New Mexico
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).
Statewide Programs
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Because more than half of all species currently listed as endangered or threatened spend at least part of their life cycle on privately owned lands, the U.
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.
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.
  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.
New Mexico Candidate Conservation Agreement for the LPC and DSL
**No Longer Accepting Applications** CEHMM, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) are working in cooperation and consultation with land owners and industry in support of conservation measures for the lesser prairie-chicken (LPC) and dunes sagebrush lizard (DSL), also known as the sand dune lizard, through Candidate Conservation Agreements.
  New Mexico Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that helps producers install measures to protect the soil, water, air, and other natural resources while ensuring sustainable production on their farms, ranches and working forest lands.
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.
New Mexico Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
**Discontinued, Apply Now Under EQIP** The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) was a voluntary program for conservation-minded landowners who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat on privately owned or Tribal lands.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in New Mexico
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is a voluntary partnership program that provides technical and financial assistance to non-Federal landowners to improve fish and wildlife habitats for Federal trust species (e.
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.
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).