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Land Conservation Grant & Assistance Programs
Conservation Programs and Technical Resources

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National Land Conservation Programs
These national land conservation funding and technical assistance programs are national in scope and the majority are offered by the Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Department of Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service.

The following federal assistance programs are designed to promote conservation activities, habitat protection or restoration on your land through grants, cost share, or technical assistance.


Department of Interior - Bureau of Land Management
Emergency Stabilazation - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)

Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
Candidate Conservation Program
Emergency Stabilazation - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Habitat Conservation Plans
Landowner Incentive Program
Migratory Bird Program
National Fish Passage Program
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)

Education Programs
Adopt-A-Wetland Program
AGree
American Hiking Society
BatsLIVE
Celebrate Urban Birds
Civil War Trust
Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils Inc.
Conservation Finance Network
Earth Force, Inc.
EElinked Networks
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Fire Science Online
Food Tank
Forestry Education and Careers
Holistic Management International
McCall Outdoor Science School
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center
National NEMO Network
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
North American Association for Environmental Education
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
Pollinator Partnership
PollinatorLIVE
Project Learning Tree - National
Project WILD
Protect U.S. Community Invasive Species Network
Ranching For Profit School
Ready, Set, Go!
Rural Women's Project
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Texas Brigades
The National Agricultural Law Center
U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc.
Urban Ecology Center
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
Water Education for Teachers in the City
Wild Ones
Wild Ones
Women Owning Woodlands
Women, Food & Agriculture Network

EPA Programs
National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices-NPDES
Surf Your Watershed
The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance

Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Federal Conservation Easement Charitable Deduction
Federal Conservation Easement Estate Tax Exclusion
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
Forest Legacy Program
Like- Kind Exchange
Timberland Property Tax Incentive Program

Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
Sustainable Ranges Initiative

Grant Programs
Acres for America
Celebrate Urban Birds
Conservation Partners Program
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Keystone Initiatives
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Pulling Together Initiative
ShadeFund
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Americert International
Certified Naturally Grown
Ecocert ICO
EQIP Organic Initiative
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
International Certification Services, Inc
National Organic Program (NOP)
Natural Food Certifiers
OCIA International
OneCert, Inc.
Oregon Tilth
Quality Assurance International
USDA National Organic Program

State Funding / Technical Resources
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
Tree Farm Certification

USDA - Forest Service Programs
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Forest Legacy Program
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Forests and Rangelands
Smokey Bear - Prescribed Fire
Women Owning Woodlands

USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
Emergency Conservation Program
Emergency Farm Loans
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
Farm Ownership Loans
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
Guaranteed Farm Loans
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Livestock Indemnity Program
Microloans
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)

USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
EQIP Organic Initiative
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
National Grazing Lands Coalition
National Water Quality Initiative
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Small scale solutions for your farm
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED

USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Celebrate Urban Birds
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
Local Food Promotion Program
New Farmers
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Start2Farm
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
Value-Added Producer Grant Program

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