Wildlife Conservation Funding Deadline Nears

“The objectives of the program include providing technical assistance and payments to eligible private landowners and tribes to implement conservation practices that enhance or restore wildlife habitat.” Gaw said. “Projects that provide habitat improvements for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species, including nativepollinators, will be considered for funding,” she said.

Previous WHIP habitat improvement activities in Washington have included enhancement or restoration of shrub-steppe, native prairie, riparian, wetland, and native pollinator habitats.


Gaw encourages landowners who are interested in the program to contact their local NRCS office. While there is a continuous sign-up for the program, applications received by January 6 will be ranked and prioritized and considered for 2012 funding. For the location of your local NRCS office, visit the NRCS website at www.wa.nrcs.usda.gov or call 509-323-2900.