Federal and State Conservation Programs in Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region

 Federal Programs

   
Articles on Federal Programs
Barthell Joseph and the Wetland Reserve Program

While in college, Barthell Joseph made several trips to the home of a friend whose family owned property near Hollandale, Mississippi, close to the Mississippi River.

pdf Financial Assistance for Wildlife Habitat

Summarizes opportunities in Arkansas for tax incentives, loans, grants, land retirement and easements, and cost-share programs for conservation management - from state, federal, and nonprofit sources.

Federal Programs Organizations & Professionals
There are 158 resources serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Federal Programs Organizations & Professionals serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Susan Mangin - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Southeast Region
Walter “Tripp” Boltin - Fish Biologist - Wadmalaw Island, SC
Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Greg Wathen - LCC Coordinator - Nashville, TN
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Program
Brad Bortner, Division Chief - Division of Migratory Bird Management - Falls Church, VA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - PICCC Coordinator - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Arkansas
Joe Krystofik - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Conway, AR
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Will McDearman - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Coordinator - Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)
Forests and RangelandsTX
EPA Programs
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Five-Star Restoration Program
Myra Price - USEPA Wetlands Division - Washington, DC
Green Project Reserve
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices-NPDES
Deborah G. Nagle - Division Director - Washington, DC
Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Surf Your Watershed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance
- St. Louis, MO
Urban Waters Small Grants
Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Wetlands Program Development Grants
Myra Price - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Derrick Golla - Legacy Program Support Staff - Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Animal Protection Program
Melanie K. Anderson, Director - The Summerlee Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
Arkansas SARE Program
Leslie Glover - SARE State Coordinator - Pine Bluff, AR
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Cara Rose - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Western Partnership Office - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants
Bill Conkle - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Program
Jennifer Frazier - Director - Marble Hill, MO
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
USDA - Forest Service Programs
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Southern Research Station - Asheville, NC
Forest Legacy Program
U.S. Forest Service - Washington, DC
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Karl R. DallaRosa - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Forests and Rangelands
John Ferrell - Feedstock Supply and Logistics Supervisor Biomass Program - Washington, DC
Smokey Bear - Prescribed Fire
Gwen Beavans - National Fire Prevention Coordinator - Washington, DC
Southern Research Station, USDA-US Forest Service
Rob Doudrick - Station Director - Asheville, NC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans - Arkansas State Farm Service Agency
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers - Arkansas
Linda Newkirk - State Executive Director - USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Arkansas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Corey Farmer - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Booneville Plant Materials Center
James (Randy) King - PMC Manager - Booneville, AR
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Arkansas
Jena Moore - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Dianne Schlenker - Initiatives Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 State and Local Programs

   
Articles on State and Local Programs
pdf Landowners Guide to Voluntary Wetland Conservation Programs in Arkansas

The purpose of this guide is to assist private landowners in the conservation and management of Arkansas’ wetlands and associated agricultural lands.

pdf Cost Comparison for Participation in Arkansas's Illinois River CREP Project -updated 2012

This table provides a comparison of total return, after variable and fixed costs, for land enrolled in the new Illinois River CREP program in Arkansas.

pdf Increased Income in Arkansas's new Illinois River CREP on 1 acre of land using CP22 Riparian Buffer Practice for Planting Trees

This example compares 2009 versus 2012 Illinois River CREP payments when installing CP22, a riparian buffer.  This spreadsheet shows the substantially increased new CREP payments.

pdf Increased Income in Arkansas's new Illinois River CREP on 1 acre of land using CP29 Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Habitat Buffer Practice

This example compares 2009 versus 2012 Illinois River CREP payments when installing CP29, a grass buffer for marginal farmland.  This spreadsheet shows the substantially increased new CREP payments.

pdf Financial Assistance for Wildlife Habitat

Summarizes opportunities in Arkansas for tax incentives, loans, grants, land retirement and easements, and cost-share programs for conservation management - from state, federal, and nonprofit sources.

State and Local Programs Organizations & Professionals
There are 31 resources serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region in the following categories:
map itMap of State and Local Programs Organizations & Professionals serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Private Wetland/Riparian Zone Creation and Restoration Incentive
AR
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Tax Incentives via the Water Resource Conservation and Development Incentives Act
Gina Wilson - Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Wetland and Riparian Zones Tax Credit Program
John Turner - Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Habitat Management Programs
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Aquatic Resources Education Program
Jimmy Barnett - ARE Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
Doug Akin - Assistant State Forester-Management - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Partners Project
Bill Noble - Project Biologist - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poultry Litter Cost Share Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Private Lands Program
David Long - Private Lands Supervisor - Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Jane Anderson - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Stream Team Program
Steve Filipek - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
John Turner - Environmental Program Manager - Little Rock, AR
Arkansaswater.org
- Little Rock, AR
Conservation District Grant Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Family and Community Fishing Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
The Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team
Jen Sheehan - Little Rock, AR
Trumpeter Swan Restoration and Reporting
AGFC - Little Rock, AR
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA