Federal and State Conservation Programs in Ouachita Mountains Region

 Federal Programs

   
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How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Show Federal Programs (145)
There are 145 resources serving Ouachita Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Federal Programs serving Ouachita Mountains Region
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services Program - Baileys Crossroads, VA
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
- Baileys Crossroads, VA
Fish Passage Program - Southeast Region
- Wadmalaw Island, SC
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
Silvana Yaroschuk - MSCGP Program Manager - Washington, DC
National Fish Passage Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement for Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - 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
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Arkansas
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Conway, AR
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
- Falls Church, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
EPA Programs
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Wastewater Management, SRF Branch (4204M) - Washington, DC
Five-Star Restoration Program
Myra Price - USEPA Wetlands Division - Washington, DC
Source Reduction Assistance Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances, Pollution Prevention Division (7409 M) - 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
Arkansas Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Grant Programs
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Arkansas Dept of Rural Services
- Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas SARE Program
- Pine Bluff, AR
Bring Back the Natives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Portland, OR
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Bloomington, MN
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
FishAmerica Foundation
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Andrea Giardina - Landowner Assistance Programs Natural Resource Specialist - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Mark Howell
Grounded Truths LLC - Director/Emergency & Fire Mgmt Specialist - Doniphan, MO
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Monarch Butterfly Fund
- Madison, WI
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
Silvana Yaroschuk - MSCGP Program Manager - Washington, DC
National Wildlife Refuge Friends
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
- Santa Cruz, CA
Perennial Fund
- Boulder, CO
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project Director - South San Francisco, CA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
The Meateater Land Access Initiative
Meat EaterMT
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS - Washington, DC
NOAA Grant or Funding Programs
Coastal Zone Management Program
NOAA Office for Coastal Management - North Charleston, SC
USDA - Forest Service Programs
Carolyn Pike
Purdue University: Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetics Resources - Area Regeneration Specialist (Northeast) - West Layfayette, IN
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service - Asheville, NC
Forest Legacy Program
U.S. Forest Service - Washington, DC
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Andrea Giardina - Landowner Assistance Programs Natural Resource Specialist - Washington, DC
Forests and Rangelands
- Washington, DC
Jeremiah R Pinto
USDA Forest Service: Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetics Resources - Research Plant Physiologist, Tribal Nursery Specialist - Moscow, ID
Smokey Bear - Wildfire Prevention
USDA Forest Service - Washington, DC
Southern Research Station, USDA-US Forest Service
Rob Doudrick - Station Director - Asheville, NC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
USDA - FSA Programs
Arkansas Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Arkansas Agriculture Department - Little Rock, AR
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Operating Loans - Arkansas State Farm Service Agency
- Little Rock, AR
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Ownership Loans - Arkansas
- Little Rock, AR
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Grassland Conservation Reserve Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Highly Fractionated Indian Land Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
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 - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP)
USDA Agricultural Research Service - Missoula, MT
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Arkansas Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Corey Farmer - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Booneville Plant Materials Center
- Booneville, AR
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Solutions, LLC
Palmer Brock - Greenwood, MS
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Stewardship Program - Arkansas
Jena Moore - Resource Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS - Washington, DC
East Texas Plant Materials Center
- Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
- Washington, DC
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
- Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
EQIP Organic Initiative
- Washington, DC
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center
- Coffeeville, MS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
- Little Rock, AR
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Christopher Warren
USDA/Rural Development - Business Grant & Loan Analyst - Washington, DC
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
- Stoneville, MS
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development - Washington, DC

 State and Local Programs

   
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Show State and Local Programs (46)
There are 46 resources serving Ouachita Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of State and Local Programs serving Ouachita Mountains Region
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - St Paul, MN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Private Wetland-Riparian Zone Creation and Restoration Incentive
- Little Rock, AR
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Wetland and Riparian Zones Tax Credit Program
Arkansas Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Division - Little Rock, AR
Wetlands & Riparian Zone Tax Credit Program
Arkansas Department of Ag, Natural Resources Division - Little Rock, AR
Habitat Management Programs
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program
North American Butterfly Association - Morristown, NJ
Community Wildlife Habitat Program
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Great Ecology
- San Diego, CA
Jeremiah R Pinto
USDA Forest Service: Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetics Resources - Research Plant Physiologist, Tribal Nursery Specialist - Moscow, ID
Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Angeline Rodgers - Acting Coordinator - Tupelo, MS
Metro Blooms
Becky Rice - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN
Mississippi River Trust
- Stoneville, MS
Monarchs In the Rough
Alison Davy - Audubon International - Troy, NY
National Wildlife Federation - South Central Regional Center
- Austin, TX
Project Wingspan
Pollinator Partnership - San Francisco, CA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Vic DiCenzo - Black Bass Coordinator - Fort Smith, AR
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
- North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Dept of Rural Services
- Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Farmer-Creditor Mediation Program
Cami Davis - Farm Mediation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
- 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 Private Lands Program
Bubba Groves - Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Monticello, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Mayflower, AR
Arkansas Stream Habitat Program
Tim Burnley - Stream Habitat Supervisor - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
- Little Rock, AR
ArkansasGrown.org
Arkansas Department of Agriculture - 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
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Greenbrier, AR
Katie Mann
Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture- Natural Resource Division - Ecologist Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
- Clemson, SC
Nonpoint Source Management
Arkansas Natural Resources Division - Little Rock, AR
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
- Arlington, VA