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Cost Share Programs

Federal Programs

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 resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, the NRCS can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals. Many producers in West McLean have used this program to enhance resiliency to weather and market volatility, decrease need for agricultural inputs, and improved wildlife habitat conditions

Enviromental Quality Initiative Program  ( EQIP ) -

Through EQIP, NRCS provides agricultural producers with financial resources and one-on-one help to plan and implement improvements, or what NRCS calls conservation practices. Using these practices can lead to cleaner water and air, healthier soil and better wildlife habitat, all while improving agricultural operations. Through EQIP, you can voluntarily implement conservation practices, and NRCS cost share in these practices.

Local Programs

OHF Tree Planting Initiative 

Will pay up to 75% of tree planting, fabric laying, and tree tube installation is the planting meet certain criteria. 2,500 foot minimum. Must be a planting with the purpose of; wildlife, soil erosion, farmstead,

ND Forest Service Windbreak Renovation  -

The North Dakota Forest Service (NDFS) Windbreak Renovation Initiative (WRI) offers technical and financial assistance to private windbreak owners statewide to restore, protect and enhance their deteriorating windbreaks. Many of North Dakota’s important forest resources are in need of maintenance, but not all of them are eligible for WRI. For WRI, we define a windbreak as a system of multiple rows of trees and shrubs primarily designed and engineered to modify the flow of wind.


This program helps cost share a both the removal of the old trees and replanting of a new windbreak.

Conservation Reserve Program ( CRP ) - 

CRP is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (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. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are from 10 to15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

Additional Partner Programs

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