EQIP Forestry Initiative

The EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) Forestry Initiative is an opportunity for private forestland owners in NY to implement conservation and management practices that will improve health and productivity of their forests, prevent soil erosion and improve habitat for at-risk wildlife species. The EQIP Forestry Initiative is a subset of the EQIP. EQIP is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to eligible private forestland owners who are willing to address priority environmental issues by implementing conservation practices. The EQIP Forestry Initiative is a partnership effort between the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and DEC's Division of Land and Forests.

Landowner Eligibility

Owners of non-industrial private forest land or land capable of growing trees may apply for the program. For Forest Management practices, the landowner must have a Forest Stewardship Plan developed or approved by DEC. Eligible land includes cropland, pasture, private non-industrial forestland and other farmland as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture. Applicants must meet eligibility for Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) certification and be in compliance with the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended.

Contact EQIP Forestry Initiative

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Contact EQIP Forestry Initiative

NY Division of Lands & Forests
625 Broadway
Albany, New York  12233
Phone: 518-402-9425


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • New York

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