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Conservation Cost Share Programs

Landowners can receive cost-share assistance from the South Platte NRD for installing conservation practices such as terraces, tree planting, erosion control dams, buffer strips and livestock pipelines. These funds are available through the local EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentive Program), the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program (NSWCP) and the South Platte NRD Conservation Program. In most cases, 65 percent of the total cost for these projects is available as reimbursement following approved work. NRCS guidelines must be followed to be eligible. Some areas of the district are designated "target areas" for increased emphasis on improving conservation efforts. For more information, click the program name.


Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)

Nebraska Soil & Water Conservation Program (NSWCP)

Conservation Tree Program

Community Forestry Program

Buffer Strip Program

Well Abandonment Program

Irrigation Special Components

Corners For Wildlife


In come cases the South Platte NRD has equipment available to help make your project a success. Check out our equipment services section to see what's available.