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Conservation Assistance Programs

Irrigation | Conservation Technical Assistance | Riparian Buffer Program

Conservation Technical Assistance
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cta/

What is Conservation Technical Assistance?

Conservation technical assistance is the help NRCS and its partners provide to land users to address opportunities, concerns, and problems related to the use of natural resources and to help land users make sound natural resource management decisions on private, tribal, and other non-federal lands.

This assistance can help land users:

  • Maintain and improve private lands and their management
  • Implement better land management technologies
  • Protect and improve water quality and quantity
  • Maintain and improve wildlife and fish habitat
  • Enhance recreational opportunities on their land
  • Maintain and improve the aesthetic character of private land
  • Explore opportunities to diversify agricultural operations and
  • Develop and apply sustainable agricultural systems

This assistance may be in the form of resource assessment, practice design, resource monitoring, or follow-up of installed practices.

Although the CTA program does not include financial or cost-share assistance, clients may develop conservation plans, which may serve as a springboard for those interested in participating in USDA financial assistance programs. CTA planning can also serve as a door to financial assistance and easement conservation programs provided by other Federal, State, and local programs.

For Conservation Technical Assistance:

This program concluded in 2011.  Thanks for the enthusiastic response to this opportunity made available through a grant from National Resources Conservation Service.  If you are interested in assistance of this type, please contact our office.

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Riparian Buffer Program

Do you have property in the Galena or Trail Creek Watershed that would benefit from a riparian conservation buffer? 

  • Are there eroding stream banks destabilizing your fields or wooded property?
  • Are heavy soil sediments or other pollutants washing into water resources and reducing water quality?
  • Are horses or livestock entering streams unfettered?
  • Would you like to increase wildlife habitat on your property?

If so, please call the LaPorte SWCD and ask about our Riparian Buffer Program for 2011.  This new conservation and cost-share incentive program is for landowners within these northern LaPorte County watersheds that currently lack adequate riparian buffers and want to be a part of this common sense conservation effort.

For Riparian Buffer Program Technical Assistance:

This program concluded in 2011.  Thanks for the enthusiastic response to this cost-share opportunity made possible with funding from Clean Water Indiana.


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The practices which are eligible for the riparian cost-share incentives are:

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