Forestry Environmental Quality Enhancement Program (EQIP)


This project will provide landowners with financial and technical assistance to improve or establish forest land. Only private, non-industrial forest land within the counties included in Local Emphasis Area is eligible.

Forestry LEA Counties

Through a cooperative agreement, OFS Foresters will provide direct technical assistance to landowners. They will develop site-specific forest management plans. Financial Assistance will be provided through the Natural Resource Conservation Service's EQIP program. 

Environmental benefits will include carbon sequestration, sediment reduction, and improvements in the quantity and quality of forest products. Other benefits include opportunities for local landusers to implement best management practices in an affordable manner.

The objectives of this program are to establish or improve forestland. Reduce erosion and sedimentation by establishing or improving forestland. Demonstrate Best Management Practices for forestland. Help Limited Resource and Socially Disadvantaged Producers manage and improve their forestlands for greater economic and environmental benefits.

For more information, contact your local OFS Forester.