The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a program offered through the US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Landowners can apply for financial assistance with a wide variety of conservation projects. Projects may take place on forest land, agricultural land, and other habitat types. Examples of common projects include clearing buckthorn, thinning red pine, planting native species for pollinators, and growing organic food. There is no minimum project size.

If you have a forestry related project, SWCD staff can help with project design and program applications.  Contact our forester, Beth Kleinke: 218-730-8002 to get started.

Learn about EQIP and other NRCS programs here:

NRCS office serving South St. Louis:
Jonathan Sellnow – District Conservationist
218-720-5209 ex 3
4850 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, MN 55811