Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service as directed in the Farm Bill makes available cost sharing grants to landowners interested in wildlife management activities or conservation projects that require investments in stewardship that will not yield economic returns. Controlling invasive plants, releasing apple and mast trees, creating patchcuts, controlling erosion on trails and protecting riparian areas and wetlands are examples of areas where cost sharing assistance may be available.
Our foresters can assist you in navigating the Federal requirements and paperwork as well as helping you find suitable contractors to do the work or assisting you if you prefer to do the work yourself.
Photo: CWM crew working with tractor to create small
wildlife opening cost shared with WHIP.
>> DOWNLOAD WHIP BROCHURE (PDF)
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