Wyoming Farm Bill News and Resources
DCCD shares an office and works closely with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service. Working together, we focus on finding solutions to natural resource issues for the general public as well as private landowners. Whether technical or financial assistance is needed, we're here to help.
An important function of the NRCS is to collect data on snowpack levels throughout the western mountains. This information is used to predict stream discharge for the coming season.
Farm Bill Programs
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) – Provides technical and financial assistance to agricultural producers to maintain and improve natural resources. Traditional practices as well as fisheries habitat improvement are emphasized.
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) – Encourages the creation of high-quality wildlife habitats. Technical and financial assistance is provided to landowners to develop upland, wetland, aquatic, and riparian habitats on their property.
Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) - Assists landowners who want to enhance existing wetlands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. Participant options include both: cost-share agreements and permanent easements.
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) – This program assists landowners in restoring grasslands. Program emphasis is to support grazing operations, plant and animal biodiversity, and lands that are under the greatest threat of conversion.