Kentucky Landowner Incentive Program

The Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) provides funding opportunities for landowners to participate in protecting and enhancing habitat for rare plants and animals. Most of Kentucky’s rare species occur on private lands. Often landowners are not aware of the presence of these species. To  protect rare species it is important to provide landowners with the best management advice and assistance available. LIP Biologists work with willing landowners to identify management goals. Projects focus on practices that will improve habitat quality for at least one rare species and in many cases benefit overall goals of the landowner.

Assistance is through cost-share funding (up to 100%) or through costfree
work conducted by the LIP staff.  There are a wide variety of approved
practices ranging from tree planting to stream restoration. Examples of approved practices:

Tree planting
Stream restoration
Timber management
Restoration of native vegetation
Wetland creation
Cave protection
Sinkhole protection
Grazing management practices
Control of pest plant species
Warm season grass planting

The actual practices implemented are mutually agreed upon activities. There are a wide variety of practices available for funding. The above list provides examples of some of these practices.

Contact Kentucky Landowner Incentive Program

Sunni Carr
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Sportsman’s Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky  40601
Phone: (800) 858-1549 ext. 334


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Kentucky

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