Federal Conservation Programs
The natural resources conservation programs of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.
Examples of the NRCS Cost-Share programs include:
The implementation of conservation practices also assists localities in working toward the nutrient and sediment reduction goals outlined in the Potomac and Rappahannock Tributary Strategy plans and the goals of the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Agreement.
*Please note that the CRP program is a Farm Service Agency (FSA) program. Please contact the FSA office in Warsaw with questions.