Soil & Water Conservation Program (SWCP)
50% cost-share is available, up to $5,000/year/landowner for the following practices:
- Stream bank stabilization practices
- Trees and/or grass plantings
- Terraces (new or rebuilt)
- Planned grazing systems
- Small grade stabilization dams
Sign up at your local NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) office anytime between January 1 and June 1 annually.
75% cost-share is available (up to $500 for drilled wells or $700 for hand dug wells) to properly close and seal abandoned wells. Abandonment must be completed by a licensed well driller.
25%-75% cost-share, up to $50,000/project, is available for dams, farm ponds, or water/sediment control basins that provide grade stabilization, flood control, erosion/sediment control, road protection, livestock water, recreation, or wildlife habitat. Request additional information by calling the NNRD office.
Improving and protecting fish and wildlife habitat on private land is the goal of this program. Options include:
- Habitat restoration, management, and protection
- Wetland restoration
- Food/shelter for fish/wildlife
- Grazing plans to benefit livestock and wildlife
- Native plant restoration
- Soil/water quality
Cost-share is determined on a case-by-case basis. Sign-up anytime at the NRD office.
Matching funds up to $25,000 per project are available for public projects within urban areas of the District. This includes projects designed to provide natural resources recreation, interpretation, or education.
Interested entities should contact the NRD.