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WILDFIRE  -  Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Oregon Wildfire Emergency Stabilization program

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NRCS is currently offering an Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Oregon Wildfire Emergency Stabilization program. The first sign-up deadline is October 30, 2020. Through EQIP, Oregon Wildfire Emergency stabilization funding will support immediate response to the recent catastrophic fires by addressing degraded plant conditions, wind and water erosions, and loss of sediment , nutrient , and pathogens.

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funding available to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners recover from wildfire impacts on private agricultural lands affected by the recent wildfires.

Funding through EQIP’s Wildfire Emergency Stabilization is split into two pools: Western Oregon and Eastern Oregon.

Western County or Counties: Marion, Clackamas, Linn, Lane, Douglas, Jackson, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill, Lincoln, Josephine

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/or/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd1660818

Eastern County or Counties: Klamath, Jefferson, Wasco, Lake

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/or/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd1662220

Both funding pools have phased application deadlines with the application cut-offs on October 30 and December 30. Applicant can apply for funding through Farmers Farmers.gov 

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural and forestry producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, and improved or created wildlife habitat. Learn more: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/or/programs/financial/eqip

Details can be found here https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/or/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1662428

Landowners who have suffered losses or damages from recent wildfires and who are seeking technical and financial assistance should contact their local NRCS office, as well as their county Agent with the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Producers are encouraged to start this process as soon as possible, to ensure that their applications are processed in advance of the October 30 deadline.