Wyoming Environmental Quality Incentives Programlast updated: June 2014

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides technical assistance, cost share and incentive payments to agricultural producers to implement conservation practices on eligible agricultural land. It is a voluntary program that promotes environmental quality in agricultural production.

How EQIP is being implemented in Wyoming:
The overall philosophy for EQIP in Wyoming is to meet national priorities, be locally driven, streamlined, and provide flexibility for producers to achieve their diverse conservation objectives.

Wyoming State Conservation Plan/Priorities:
The following priorities are based on recommendations from the Wyoming State Technical Committee. The State Technical Committee is made up of representatives from various producer groups, conservation organizations, agribusinesses, and federal, state, and tribal government agencies.

  • Grazing lands management
  • Water quality
  • Irrigation water management
  • Wetlands
  • Prevention of the conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural use
  • Excessive erosion
  • Streambank/riparian area protection
  • Fish and wildlife habitat
  • Forest health
  • Noxious and invasive species
  • Energy

Producer Eligibility
Any producer engaged in livestock or crop production on eligible land may apply for EQIP. Eligible land includes cropland, rangeland, pasture land, private non-industrial forestland, and other farm or ranch lands as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Contact your local NRCS office to apply.

Contact Wyoming Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Contact Wyoming Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Mary Schrader
Farm Bill Specialist
100 East B Street
Federal Building,Room 3124
Casper, Wyoming  82601
Phone: 307-233-6762


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Wyoming

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