AUSTIN, Texas – Hill Country Conservancy (HCC), the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network and 18 partner organizations today announced Applications of Eligibility are now being accepted from farmers, ranchers and wildlife managers to take part in the $5.15 million pledge awarded by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) in July 2018.
The funds are being offered as Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) funds as land stewardship financial assistance for qualified landowners actively managing, maintaining and expanding conservation activities on private land within critical river basins throughout the Hill Country.
Last Fall, HCC and its partners, including a then-newly launched Texas Hill Country Conservation Network, banded together to create the Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative (HCHCI), which is focused on the long-term conservation of sensitive land through partnerships with Hill Country landowners.
HCHCI is financed and made possible by the $5.15 million award from RCPP, which is part of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Now, the 20 partners are taking the first step in distributing this award to landowners who wish to carry out conservation practices to enhance water resources, soil condition and wildlife habitat.
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