New Mexico landowners with property that will benefit from wildlife habitat improvements are being encouraged by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to visit NRCS’s Tucumcari Field Office, according to a press release.
The agency is beginning the process of signing up interested landowners in anticipation of future funding.
“This current sign-up period for the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) has a deadline of June 27 for submittal of applications,“ said Jim Norris, district conservationist, in the release.
“However, we encourage those who are interested to not wait until the last few days of the sign-up period to submit an application.”
If selected for a contract, a landowner can receive financial assistance up to 50 percent of cost for project improvements. There are an many conservation practices that can benefit wildlife habitat including development of water resources, food source improvements, and cover enhancement.
For more information call Jim Norris at 461-3612 ext. 3.