Thursday, May 28, 2009

Eastern WA Cost share programs from DNR & USDA NRCS

Federal cost-share funds from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) may be available to help you pay for projects to improve the health of your forest.

We're benefiting from our third DNR "FLEP" grant and applying for a NRCS "EQIP" incentive. These programs can make it financially possible to take management action on small private forest holdings at times like this, when timber prices are low.

Here's some information to get you started...

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

• Provides funds for a variety of conservation projects on forest lands
• Contact local USDA-NRCS offices for details.
• Applications are funded annually.
Apply by July 15, 2009 to be considered for federal fiscal year 2010 funding.
• More information at

Eastern Washington Forestry Cost-Share Program

• Provides funds for
o Forest Stewardship Plan development
o Wildfire/bark beetle hazard reduction projects
• For details and application form:  (type “Eastern Washington Cost Share” in search box) or call 1-888-783-9548 to have an
application mailed to you. Applications are funded continuously year around when adequate funds are available.

Additional web sites of Interest

Educational Programs and Materials (WA and
neighboring states)

Family Forest Owners Organizations

Forest Certification Programs

Directory of Private Consulting Foresters  – click on “Consulting Foresters  Directory” – bottom of page

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