Working Lands for Wildlife


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Agency NameNatural Resource Conservation Service(USDA NRCS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
AffiliationFederal Government
Web Site http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/financial/whip/?&cid=STELPRDB1046975
Project Annual Funding Level
Range of Funding (Landowner) $6 million out of $33 million for the protection of the gopher tortoise.
Criteria for funding project
Geographic Coverage Area Gopher Tortoise: States within Priority Habitat Areas: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina Lesser Prairie Chicken: States within Priority Habitat Areas: Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas New England Cottontail: States within Priority Habitat Areas: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island Southwestern Willow Flycatcher: States within Priority Habitat Areas: Arizona, California,Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah Greater Sage-Grouse: States within Priority Habitat Areas: California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming Bog Turtle: States within Priority Habitat Areas: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania Golden-Winged Warbler: States within Priority Habitat Areas: Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Description of Program Working Lands for Wildlife is a new partnership between NRCS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to combat the decline of seven specific wildlife species whose decline can be reversed and will benefit other species with similar habitat needs. Through Working Lands for Wildlife landowners can voluntarily participate in an incentive-based efforts to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species. Provide farmers, ranchers, and forest managers with regulatory certainty that conservation investments they make today help sustain their operations over the long term. Strengthen and sustain rural economies by restoring and protecting the productive capacity of working lands.
When are landowner applications accepted? Current application deadline is April 30, 2012. Forms can be found on: http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/eForms/welcomeAction.do?Home
Match Required?
Target Invasive Species?
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?
Agreement Required
Permanent Contact PersonLocal NRCS Office
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contacted last2012-03-12 00:00:00.0