Local Programs
Pastures For Upland Birds - Post Oak Savannah and Blackland Prairie Wildlife Management
Program Goal The Pastures for Upland Birds Program (PUB) provides cost-share incentives and technical guidance to private landowners to restore native grass and forb vegetation on pastures and hayfields dominated by exotic grasses such as Bermudagrass, bahiagrass, and Old World bluestems.
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.
Landowner Incentive Program
The Texas Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) is a collaborative effort between TPWD Wildlife and Inland Fisheries Divisions to meet the needs of private, non-federal landowners wishing to enact good conservation practices on their lands for the benefit of healthy terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative- Texas
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).
  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.
LIP Conserving Texas Rivers Funding Series
This Funding Series is specifically dedicated to conservation actions that positively impact these three watersheds. Property does not have to include a riparian area to be considered.
LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series
The LIP Partners Watershed Funding Series is designed to meet the needs of private, non-federal landowners wishing to enact good conservation practices on their lands.
Nongame and Rare Species Program
The focus of the Nongame and Rare Species Program is Texas' rich diversity of nongame animals, plants, and natural communities. Our biologists collect, evaluate, and synthesize significant amounts of data to better inform conservation decisions and formulate management practices.
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Texas
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) program provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore or enhance 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.
  Texas Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Lesser Prairie Chickens
** No Longer Accepting Applications** The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and US Fish and Wildlife Service entered into a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the conservation of Lesser Prairie Chicken populations in Texas.
Texas Conservation Action Plan
The Texas Conservation Action Plan's (TCAP) purpose is to provide a statewide roadmap for research, restoration, management, and recovery projects addressing Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and important habitats.
Texas Conservation Stewardship Program
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.
Texas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible National goals.
Texas Grassland Reserve Program
**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.
Texas Private Lands and Habitat Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) provides technical assistance to persons desiring to include wildlife management considerations in present or future land use practices.
Texas Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
**Discontinued, Apply Now Under EQIP** The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) provided financial incentives to develop habitat for fish and wildlife on private lands.
  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 Habitat Assessment Program
The TPWD Wildlife Habitat Assessment (WHAB) Program complies information to assist project developers in identifying, evaluating, and addressing potential impacts to natural resources of conservation concern in Texas.
Wildlife Management Tax Exemption
The Wildlife Management Tax Valuation allows landowners with a current Ag valuation to manage their property for native Texas wildlife and keep their low tax valuation.
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).