Arizona Landowner Incentive Program

The Landowner Incentive Program got its start when the Department of the Interior allocated $40 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for the conservation, enhancement and restoration of wildlife habitat on private and Tribal lands. These funds are provided to the states, which in turn provide technical and financial assistance to private landowners to develop, plan and conduct habitat projects.

To be eligible for these funds, a habitat project must occur on private land, and the project must conserve, enhance or restore habitat for an "at-risk" species. Like all Federal funding programs, a 25% match is required, which can be in-kind contributions by the landowner (labor, use of equipment, donation of materials, volunteer time, etc).

The Department is responsible for funding any environmental or archeological clearances that may be necessary for the project. A Stewardship Agreement between the Department and the Landowner is then negotiated and signed prior to contracting for the work to be completed. There is no project minimum or maximum funding level, and these funds can be used to purchase Conservation Easements.

Additional information
- List of "at-risk" species[PDF, 33kb]
- Application form [PDF, 41kb]
- Score sheet [PDF, 29kb]
- Stewardship agreement template [PDF, 32kb]

Contact Arizona Landowner Incentive Program

Contact Arizona Landowner Incentive Program

Al Eiden
Landowner Incentive Program Coordinator
Phone: (623) 236-7624


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Arizona