Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP): Provides technical, financial, and educational assistance to farmers/producers for conservation practices that address natural resource concerns, such as water quality. Practices under this program include integrated crop management, grazing land management, well sealing, erosion control systems, agri-chemical handling facilities, vegetative filter strips/riparian buffers, animal waste management facilities and irrigation systems.
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP): Designed to address the restoration of previously farmed wetlands. Easements are purchased for a 10-year, 30-year, or permanent duration. www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/wrp/
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP): Assists landowners with habitat restoration and management activities specifically targeting fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species.
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP): Offers landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance grasslands on their property.
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA): Provides cost-share assistance to agricultural producers to address risk management concerns linked to water management, water quality and erosion control issues.
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP): Provides cost-share assistance and rental/incentive payments to agricultural producers for the installation and maintenance of conservation practices (buffers, filter strips) on agricultural lands that are currently cropped and located adjacent to waterbodies.