NRCS: Landowners to apply by July 3

MEEKER — Landowners in Rio Blanco County are urged to visit the Meeker Field Office to discuss their land use and natural resource goals and how enrolling into the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) can help reach those goals. Applications received after July 3 may not be evaluated and reviewed for funding until fiscal year 2010.
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to help landowners reach their land use objectives. EQIP can cost-share on practices to improve your farm or ranch such as: spring developments, wells, pipelines and watering facilities for livestock watering, cross fences for improved grazing management, pasture and hay plantings, brush management and practices to improve irrigation systems such as water control structures, underground pipelines, gated pipe and sprinkler systems.
Although the cutoff date for consideration for 2009 EQIP funding is July 3, landowners can come into the office and get assistance and apply for NRCS programs at any time.
For additional information, visit or contact the Meeker field office at (970) 878-5628 or the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation District Office.