Cost-Share Funds Available to Landowners
There are many practices you can implement on your land that can serve as investments in long-term stewardship. These include:
- Treating invasive plants such as honeysuckle, buckthorn and barberry.
- Improving wildlife habitat by creating young forests.
- Conducting forest stand improvement by releasing crop trees and/or wildlife trees.
- Fixing old trails and logging roads that may be causing erosion.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) offers cost-share funds to assist landowners implement these and other practices. There is also cost-share money available to develop management plans meant to evaluate a property to see where habitat and forest management improvements are most appropriate.
The two main programs that cost-share funding is available through are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).
NRCS Technical Service Provider (TSP)
As a Technical Service Provider, Long Meadow Resource Management can assist landowners in applying for cost-share funds in order to implement stewardship practices. Cost-share funds typically pay 50-75% of the cost to hire a contractor to complete the work. As a landowner you can also do the work on your own and use the funds to reimburse yourself for implementation costs and time spent. Call us at (802) 658-2368 to learn more about NRCS cost share programs, or use the contact form below.