Conservation Cost Share Programs Offered

Buffer Strip
November 30, 2021

The Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) offers many cost-share programs to assist residents and farmers of the district to install conservation practices on their land.


There are a variety of programs that can fit the needs of farmers and landowners. Wildlife programs to create or improve habitat on private lands as well as tree programs and planting services to establish or replace aging windbreaks and shelter belts. Programs and funds for sealing irrigation, domestic, or other wells that are no longer in use. Buffer strip programs to assist in creating grass or riparian areas on crop land adjacent to streams and other water ways. Incentive programs for including a small grain in rotation. There are also programs for communities and other public entities to establish practices benefit the enhancement and protection of natural resources.


LCNRD and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NeDNR) also administer the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program (NSWCP) which provides reimbursement funding for the installation of approved conservation practices.


Cost-share programs benefit the residents of the district in many ways. Some of the many benefits include soil stabilization, soil health improvement, flood control, erosion and sediment control, developing/enhancing livestock water and grazing resources, recreational opportunities, and increased wildlife habitat.


Anyone interested in learning more about LCNRD cost-share programs should contact LCNRD or the local NRCS office.


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