Thursday, May 6, 2010

NRCS Funding Available

Mountain Mail Reports

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of New Mexico is offering new funding opportunities to New Mexico tribal governments, farmers and ranchers through the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).
Any new applications for WHIP funding must be received by NRCS office at 103 Neel St. no later than close of business on Friday, May 7. These applications will be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2010.
WHIP offers opportunities to landowners to improve and protect wildlife habitat on private agricultural and Tribal lands. The NRCS works with the landowner to develop a wildlife habitat development plan.
Projects in New Mexico have improved habitat on private land for elk, turkey, bear, shorebirds, Lesser Prairie Chicken, desert bighorn sheep, and other species including the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatchers. The projects have emphasized the development of water supplies for wildlife, establishment of permanent flood plains, and fencing cattle out of creeks and ponds. For more information, visit the NRCS New Mexico website at, or contact District Conservationist Michael Shivers at 835-1710.

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