NSWCP & NRD Cost Share

The Lewis & Clark NRD in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program (NSWCP). An annual appropriation of over $100,000 is available through the program for qualifying conservation practices within LCNRD. The program provides reimbursement costs for the installation of approved practices (see below). The LCNRD provides cost share to supplement the state program. NRCS guidelines must be followed to be eligible. The practice, once installed, must be maintained for 10 years.


65% cost-share is available for the following practices:

  • Stream bank stabilization practices
  • Trees and/or grass plantings
  • Terraces
  • Waterways
  • Windbreak renovation
  • Diversions
  • Planned grazing systems


50% cost-share is available for the following practices:

  • Irrigation water management
  • Small grade stabilization dams
  • Brush management


Sign up at your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office anytime. Applications are approved when funds are available.


Local farmer holding a beet.

Established cover crop, including turnips.

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