The Water and Soil Conservation Program, provides financial incentives to landowners to implement conservation practices that help prevent soil erosion and protect water resources. By promoting good farming techniques that help keep soil on the fields and waters clean, the program helps conserve the productivity of farmer’s working lands.
This program provides incentives for landowners to install conservation practices that prevent or control excessive erosion and protect water quality. Landowners can receive up to 75 percent of the estimated cost of the practice to be reimbursed after the practice has gone through a certification process. For your convenience we have information on how to begin a cost-share practice, online.
Each of the Water and Soil conservation districts receives a district grant to hire personnel, fund technical assistance and provide information and education programs. The department’s Water and Soil Conservation Program also provides funding for university research, district benefits and administrative costs. The program receives no general revenue funding for Water and Soil conservation efforts.