Alabama Gulf of Mexico Initiative
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is launching an innovative water and wildlife conservation effort along the Gulf Coast of the United States, which will deliver up to $50 million in financial and easement assistance over 3 years in 16 priority watersheds. This infusion of conservation funds represents an 11-fold increase in conservation assistance in these priority areas.

Assistance will help producers apply sustainable agricultural and wildlife habitat management systems that maintain agricultural productivity; avoid, control, and trap nutrient runoff; and reduce sediment transport. GoMI also will reduce current over-use of water resources and prevent saltwater from entering the habitats of many threatened and endangered species. NRCS programs supporting GoMI are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, Conservation Stewardship Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, Grassland Reserve Program, and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program.

GoMI Focus Areas in Alabama
Weeks Bay Watershed 
  • Upper Fish River Watershed
Escambia River Watershed
  • Canoe Creek
  • Pine Barren Creek-Sandy Hollow   

Contact Alabama Gulf of Mexico Initiative

Contact Alabama Gulf of Mexico Initiative

Steve Musser
P.O. Box 311
Auburn, Alabama  36831
Phone: 334-887-4533


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Alabama