Local Programs
Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (LPCI)- Oklahoma
Once present in large numbers, the lesser prairie chicken population and its original distribution have declined significantly. In an effort to curb this decline and increase suitable habitat for this important upland bird species, the NRCS has developed a five state initiative.
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.
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 Habitat Conservation Program
The Lesser Prairie Chicken Habitat Conservation Program (LEPCHCP) offered by the ODWC is designed to help private landowners develop, preserve, restore, enhance and/or manage wildlife habitat on their 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.
Oklahoma Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
**No Longer Accepting Applications** Sign up to be included in the Oklahoma Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) between the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) and the U.
  Oklahoma Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that promotes agricultural production, forest management, and environmental quality as compatible goals.
Oklahoma Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)
**Discontinued, Apply to 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.
Oklahoma Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
**Discontinued, now Apply to EQIP** The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) was a program offering cost-share incentives to landowners to voluntarily develop and improve wildlife habitat on private lands.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Oklahoma
Ninety-five percent of the land in Oklahoma is privately owned. The landowner-friendly Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program is the ideal program to enhance and restore Oklahoma's diverse fish and wildlife habitat on private lands.
Quail Enhancement Program
The Quail Enhancement Program focuses on improving quail habitat and increasing the public’s knowledge of bobwhite biology, habitat requirements and management.
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).
Wildlife Credit Program
The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) Wildlife Credit Program provides cost-share dollars ($8/acre) for five years to producers who implement a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA).
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).