Illinois Landowner Incentive Program

The Landowner Incentive Program (LIP)  provides technical advice and cost assistance to landowners for  habitat management that will result in the protection, restoration, reclamation, enhancement, and maintenance of  habitats that support fish, wildlife and plant species considered at risk. This program is made possible through grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which recognizes the need to help states with the stewardship of their at-risk species. Good stewardship can slow or reverse the decline of some species. In Illinois the LIP is;

  • A new program available to Illinois landowners in the Lower Sangamon River Watershed
  • For landowners to manage their lands for species in greatest need of conservation
  • Financial and technical resources are available through a partnership with the U.S.F&WS, IDNR and local SWCD’s
  • LIP Coordinator can assist landowners in finding other agency programs which could leverage additional cost-share assistance

Endangered and Threatened Species for Pilot Area:

Cass County

Mason County

Menard County

Sangamon County

Contact Illinois Landowner Incentive Program

Vernon LaGesse, LIP Coordinator
40 Adloff Lane, Suite 7
Springfield , Illinois  62703
Phone: 217-741-6901
Fax: 217-241-6644


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Illinois

Office Locaters

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