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Kansas Conservationist@Work

NRCS provides free technical assistance to help landowners fix their natural resource concerns such as water and wind erosion, pastureland grazing capacity, wetland management, and wildlife preservation.

Financial assistance is also available through a variety of farm bill programs that address natural resource concerns.

All across the state, Kansans are demonstrating outstanding stewardship of their land and strengthening their communities through volunteer work and conservation advocacy. We love sharing their stories to celebrate their achievements and show the wonderful things being done in our state.

wetland enhancement

Improving Wildlife Habitat

In early 2020, Marion County landowner and operator Darcy Nickel reached out to his local USDA NRCS office to request assistance with improving wildlife habitat on his 80 acres that is located near the Marion-McPherson County line.  Nickel’s goal was to increase wildlife presence in the area.

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Dan Pace overlooks river running through his wetland easement

Bald Eagle Finds a Home on Dan and Brenda Pace's Wetland Easement

"I wanted to manage for wildlife and still have a measure of grass for the tenant's cattle"...I'm really pleased with the plan". Dan and Brenda Pace live in Kingman County. They tell their story on the rewards of having a wetland easement and how they value their community.

Kansas Conservationist@Work - Dan and Brenda Pace (PDF; 830 KB)

Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP)

Conservation Security Program (CSP)

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)

Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)

Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative (LPCI)


Small, Limited Resource, and Beginning Farmers

Soil Health


Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention (PL-566) Program

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)