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LRCD COST SHARE PROGRAMS

LIVING SNOW FENCE & WINDBREAK COST SHARE

The LSF Cost Share Program promotes planting living snow/windbreak fences as conservation tools.  LRCD provides planning, supplies and labor for the planting of living snow/windbreak fences.

Specific Goals of the LSF program:

  • Manage snow deposition                                           
  • Livestock shelter
  • Energy conservation via wind protection                  
  • Enhance wildlife habitat by providing food and cover
  • Noise reduction                                                          
  • Enhance beautification/aesthetics of property/community

For complete guidelines and information, download the Rural Cost Share Application here:

FY22_23 LSF CS application_17Feb2022.docx

 

RURAL COST SHARE

This program is intended to assist landowners and cooperators who don't meet qualifying criteria for federal or state programs (not enough acreage, not a full time operation, etc.). Eligible projects may be implemented on private land as well as adjacent public lands with grazing rights. The maximum matching amount for a rural cost share is $7500 on a $15,000+ project. 

Examples of eligible projects

  • Solar stock pumps to improve livestock distribution in remote areas
  • Fencing riparian areas to reduce impacts of livestock grazing
  • Fencing for implementing rotational grazing systems
  • Stream bank restoration

For complete guidelines and information, download the Rural Cost Share Application here:

FY22_23 Rural CS application_17Feb2022.docx

 

ANALYSIS COST SHARE

This program provides incentive for residents to understand their natural resources by cost sharing on expenses for tests at recognized analytical labs. The maximum matching amount for a analysis cost share is up to $500. 

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Soil testing for gardens or crops
  • Potable water tests
  • Trace minerals in water
  • Irrigation/livestock water testing
  • Forage testing

For complete guidelines and information, download the Analysis Cost Share Application here: 

FY22_23 Analysis CS application_17Feb2022.docx
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