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Eastern Bluebird
(Sialia sialis)

Assistance Programs

Programs that provide technical and financial assistance to develop fish and wildlife habitat on private lands.
Program Land Eligibility Type of Assistance Contact
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Highly erodible land, wetland, and certain other lands with cropping history. Stream-side areas in pasture land 50% cost-share for establishing permanent cover and conservation practices, and annual rental payments for land enrolled in 10- to 15-year contracts. Additional financial incentives are available for some practices NRCS or FSA State or County Office
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Cropland, range, grazing land and other agricultural land in need of treatment Up to 75% cost-share for conservation practices in accordance with 5- to 10-year contracts. Incentive payments for certain management practices NRCS State or County Office
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW) Most degraded fish and/or wildlife habitat Up to 100% financial and technical assistance to restore wildlife habitat under minimum 10-year cooperative agreements Local office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Waterways for Wildlife Private land Technical and program development assistance to coalesce habitat efforts of corporations and private landowners to meet common watershed level goals Wildlife Habitat Council (301-588-8994)
Wildlife at Work Corporate land Technical assistance on developing habitat projects into a program that will allow companies to involve employees and the community Wildlife Habitat Council (301-588-8994)
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) High-priority fish and wildlife habitats Up to 75% cost-share for conservation practices under 5- to 10-year contracts NRCS State or County Office
State fish and wildlife agencies and private groups such as state Audubon societies, American Birding Association, North American Bluebird Society, and others may have assistance programs in your state. State or local contracts

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