NRCS EQIP Application Deadline November 17th

Hood River County’s local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office is expecting funding from the National Air Quality Initiative for practices including: the elimination of all diesel oil burning orchard heaters, grinding and chipping orchard wood waste in lieu of burning it, and using an EPA approved method of burning diseased orchard prunings. If you’re interested in implementing any of these practices on your land, be sure to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by November 17, 2017.

If you are in Middle Fork Irrigation District, EQIP funding is expected to be available for irrigation system upgrade projects.  Apply by November 17th to take advantage of this funding source.

New this year, the East Fork and Mt Hood Irrigation Districts anticipate having EQIP funds made available this year for irrigation system upgrade projects.  Please get your applications completed by November 17th in order to take advantage of this opportunity.

To learn more about any of these funding opportunities or to have an application packet mailed to you, contact the local Hood River County District Conservationist Carly Heron at or 541-352-1037.

NRCS Applications can also be completed online at the client gateway:

To learn about other opportunities available in the county, click here.


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