Idaho Landowner Incentive Programlast updated: June 2015



The Landowner Incentive Program's (LIP) purpose is to encourage landowners to think proactively about conservation on their own land, by improving existing habitat that hosts at-risk species, thereby assisting in species recovery and/or pre-empting the listing of declining species. Idaho's LIP is designed to provide incentives to landowners desiring to implement voluntary conservation actions.

Funding Interests

This is a program designed for rare and often unnoticed plants, insects, reptiles, as well as species like the bald eagle. Many at-risk species are not well documented on private lands.

Specific practices include:

  • Developing conservation easements.
  • Controlling noxious weeds and invasive plants.
  • Adjusting grazing/agricultural management.
  • Fencing to protect sensitive areas.
  • Enhancing riparian vegetation along tributary streams.
  • Restoring connectivity of tributary stream to the main-stem river.
  • Repairing damaged stream banks.
  • Removing barriers for fish passage.
  • Installing alternative water use practices.
  • Implementing prescribed burns or other mechanical treatments.

Grant Size

$0 to $50000


Requirements & Limitations

In order to be eligible, you must be a private landowner. Organizations working with private landowners can apply on behalf of the landowner(s). You must be willing to sign a landowner agreement and agree to maintain LIP-funded habitat enhancement or restoration projects for an agreed-upon length of time. A 35% nonfederal contribution is required, which may include cash and/or in-kind (labor, machinery, materials) contribution. Priority will be given to projects that provide more than the required minimum 35% nonfederal contribution.


Contact Idaho Landowner Incentive Program

Contact Idaho Landowner Incentive Program

Karla Drewsen
Statewide LIP Coordinator
600 South Walnut Street
Box 25
Boise, Idaho  83707-0025
Phone: 208-287-2743


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Idaho

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