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Landowner Assistance Programs:

Agriculture Cost Share Program - Administered by North Carolina Division of Soil & Water Conservation. Designed to reduce sources of agricultural non-point pollution in the state s waters by helping farmers implement Best Management Practices. Cost share up to 75%. For more information visit: www.enr.state.nc.us/DSWC/pages/agcostshareprogram.html

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) - A joint effort of the North Carolina Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the North Carolina Water Management Trust Fund, the Ecosystem Enhancement Program, and the Farm Service Agency to address water quality problems of the Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, and Chowan river basins as well as the Jordan Lake watershed.  For more information visit:  www.enr.state.nc.us/dswc/pages/crep.html

Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP) - Administered by the North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, EEP restores and protects streams, wetlands, and riparian areas to compensate for unavoidable environmental impacts.  For more information visit:  www.nceep.net

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) - Administered by Natural Resources Conservation Service. Help farmers and ranchers who face serious threats to soil, water, and related natural resources. For incentive payments and cost share, 5-10-year contracts required. Only applies to focus areas. For more information visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/

Forest Development Program (FDP) - Administered by North Carolina Division of Forest Resources. Helps landowners reforest their land by cost sharing for site preparation, trees, and planting. Requires a forest management plan. FIP and FDP may not be applied to the same land in the same year. For more information visit: www.dfr.state.nc.us/starting/starting_incentives.htm

Forest Lands Enhancement Program (FLEP) - Administered by North Carolina Division of Forest Resources. Assists non-industrial private forest landowners to provide sustainable forest products and safeguard the health of our air, water, and wildlife. Expected to be underway in early 2003. Requires a forest management plan. See web site: www.dfr.state.nc.us/starting/starting_incentives.htm

Forest Landbird Legacy Program (FLLP) - Cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Resources Conservation Service, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission orders this voluntary program for private nonindustrial landowners in all parts of North Carolina who want to manage their mature forests for forest dwelling landbirds.  For more information visit:  factsheetlbl.pdf

Forest Legacy Program - Administered by U.S. Forest Service and the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources. Keeps working forests working by holding conservation easements. Only applies to certain focus areas. See web site at: www.dfr.state.nc.us/tending/tending_legacyoverview.htm

Forest Stewardship Program - Administered by U.S. Forest Service and North Carolina Division of Forest Resources. Assistance from Farm Service Agency, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Cooperative Extension Service. Protect and enhance forestlands and associated wetlands. The Stewardship Program provides technical assistance to help landowners enhance and protect timber, fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, wetlands, and recreational and aesthetic values of their property. Web site: www.dfr.state.nc.us/stewardship/forest_stewardship.htm

NC Partners - Administered cooperatively by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Ducks Unlimited. Designed to help landowners with managed impoundments for migratory birds. Cost share for impoundments development. Ten-year agreement. www.fws.gov/columbiawildlife/ncpartners.html

Partners for Fish and Wildlife - Administered by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Designed to restore degraded habitats for the benefit of migratory birds, threatened or endangered species, or anadromous fish. Technical and financial assistance. See more details at the web site: www.fws.gov/nc-es/es/partners/partners.html

Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) - Administered by Natural Resources Conservation Service. Designed to restore former wetlands. For a 30-year easement, pays 75% of restoration cost and annual payments. For a permanent easement, pays 100% of the restoration cost and lump sum payment or annual payments. See details at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/wrp/

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) - Administered by Natural Resources Conservation Service. Designed to reverse decline of farmland-associated wildlife species by helping landowners with wildlife habitat improvements. Cost share and habitat planning assistance available. See web site for details: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/whip/


For additional information regarding this Web page, contact John Ann Shearer, in Raleigh, NC, at johnann_shearer@fws.gov



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