The program covers 75 percent of wildlife habitat installation costs, according to Brown. "WHIP program funds in Washington will be used where fish and wildlife habitat has been affected by past activities or land management," he said. "There is also an increasing interest in providing habitat for native pollinator species."
Brown encourages landowners who are interested in the program to contact their local NRCS office. Applications received by April 15 will be ranked and prioritized and considered for 2009 funding. For the location of your local NRCS office, visit the NRCS website at www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov or call 509-323-2900.
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