Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

harvestThe mission of the NRCS is to provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.

The NRCS office is co-located with the Conservation District at 2343 N US-27, St. Johns, MI.

NRCS works with the local landowners to address resource concerns, and to help develop conservation plans. The 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Programs that are available in Clinton County to address resource concerns are as follows:

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP):
EQIP provides technical, educational, and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns on their lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner.
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Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP):
WRP is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property.
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Conservation Reserve Program (CRP):
The Conservation Reserve Program reduces soil erosion, protects the Nation’s ability to produce food and fiber, reduces sedimentation in streams and lakes, improves water quality, establishes wildlife habitat, and enhances forest and wetland resources.
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Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP):
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program provides financial incentives to develop habitat for fish and wildlife on private lands.
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Conservation Security Program (CSP):
CSP is a voluntary conservation program and has a unique role among USDA programs. It identifies and rewards those farmers and ranchers who meet the highest standards of conservation and environmental management on their operations sign-up.  More Info

Stop by our office to learn more about these programs!