Idaho Landowner Incentive Program

 

Purpose

The Landowner Incentive Program's (LIP) purpose is to encourage landowners to think proactively about conservation on their own land, by improving existing habitat that hosts at-risk species, thereby assisting in species recovery and/or pre-empting the listing of declining species. Idaho's LIP is designed to provide incentives to landowners desiring to implement voluntary conservation actions.

Funding Interests

This is a program designed for rare and often unnoticed plants, insects, reptiles, as well as species like the bald eagle. Many at-risk species are not well documented on private lands.

Specific practices include:

  • Developing conservation easements.
  • Controlling noxious weeds and invasive plants.
  • Adjusting grazing/agricultural management.
  • Fencing to protect sensitive areas.
  • Enhancing riparian vegetation along tributary streams.
  • Restoring connectivity of tributary stream to the main-stem river.
  • Repairing damaged stream banks.
  • Removing barriers for fish passage.
  • Installing alternative water use practices.
  • Implementing prescribed burns or other mechanical treatments.

Grant Size

$0 to $50000

 

Requirements & Limitations

In order to be eligible, you must be a private landowner. Organizations working with private landowners can apply on behalf of the landowner(s). You must be willing to sign a landowner agreement and agree to maintain LIP-funded habitat enhancement or restoration projects for an agreed-upon length of time. A 35% nonfederal contribution is required, which may include cash and/or in-kind (labor, machinery, materials) contribution. Priority will be given to projects that provide more than the required minimum 35% nonfederal contribution.

 


Contact Idaho Landowner Incentive Program

Karla Drewsen
Statewide LIP Coordinator
600 South Walnut Street
Box 25
Boise, Idaho  83707-0025
Phone: 208-287-2743

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Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Idaho

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