The Faulkner County Conservation District (FCCD) partners with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to offer voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. Through these programs the agency approves contracts to provide financial assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns or opportunities to help save energy, improve soil, water, plant, air, animal and related resources on agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land.
Financial Assistance Programs
Our financial assistance programs include the following:
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat.
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance—the higher the performance, the higher the payment.
Former Financial Assistance Programs
The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) was a voluntary program for conservation-minded landowners who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat on agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest land, and Indian land. It has been folded into EQIP.
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
ACEP is a new program that consolidates three former programs – the Wetlands
Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program and Farm and Ranch Land Protection
AACD Conservation License Plate
Faulkner County Conservation District
110 S. Amity Rd.
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501-327-6509 ext. 3