Landowner Incentive Program

This program establishes or supplements existing landowner incentive programs that provide technical or financial assistance.

This includes habitat protection and restoration, to private landowners for the protection and management of habitat to benefit Federally listed, proposed, or candidate
species, or other at-risk species on private lands; and to encourage States, Commonwealths, or territories to enhance private landowner conservation by providing these benefits to private landowners in an efficient manner.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

In 2007, the Fish and Wildlife Service awarded Landowner Incentive Tier 2 funding to the following State projects.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) received $849,510 to provide technical assistance to implement selected projects that protected, restored, or enhanced approximately 1,800 acres of upland habitat, 300 acres of wetlands, 4 miles of streams, and obtained conservation easements on 115 acres of Palouse Prairie remnants to benefit targeted at-risk species.

IDFG focused their work in the Upper Henrys Fork, Bear River Basin, and Palouse Prairie Conservation Priority Areas.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) received $765,000 to continue Natural Legacy Plan implementation in twelve Biologically Unique Landscapes to conserve and enhance 2,420 acres of at-risk species habitat through invasive tree clearing, 11,300 acres through prescribed burning, 12,600 acres through planned grazing, 1,000, acres through ecologically sensitive weed control and 100 acres through wetland restoration.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) received $849,510 to provide technical assistance to implement selected projects that restored or enhanced approximately 840 acres of sagebrush, wetland, or riparian habitat, and 9 miles of stream habitat to benefit the greater sage-grouse and coho salmon, as well as other at-risk species.

ODFW focused in their eastern Oregon Ecoregions (sage-grouse) and in the Coast Range Ecoregion (coho salmon).

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Catalog Appendix IV for addresses of Regional U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offices.