US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - New Jersey
Grants to New Jersey agricultural producers for conservation practices that improve aquatic habitats and water quality in eligible impaired streams and watersheds in Cumberland and Salem Counties. Applicants must first make an appointment with program staff. Funding is intended to help producers implement conservation and management practices through a systems approach to control and trap nutrient and manure runoff. Qualified producers will receive assistance for installing conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and terraces.
NRCS in New Jersey selected three watersheds located in Salem and Cumberland Counties for this initiative. The Upper Cohansey, Upper Salem, and Upper Alloway Creek watersheds have documented phosphorus, bacteria, and sediment impairments, which may be caused by soil erosion, exposed soil, and lack of riparian buffers and filter strips. While the land use in these areas is varied, the majority of land is in agricultural production, with the Upper Cohansey watershed at 68% of its land area in agriculture, the Upper Salem at 65% and the Upper Alloway Creek at 41%. Agricultural runoff contributing to these impairments can be mitigated by conservation practices on agricultural lands that may help to reduce the phosphorus, bacteria, and sediment impairments within the watersheds.
NRCS conservation professionals will provide technical assistance and planning tools to determine which conservation actions will provide the best results to improve water quality on your land. Nutrient management systems, erosion control, conservation tillage, pest management, and buffers systems are just some of the practices being offered as part of the National Water Quality Initiative.
GrantWatch ID#: 186406
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to your local NRCS office: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/nj/contact/local/?cid=nrcs141p2_018800
Carrie Lindig, State Conservationist
220 Davidson Avenue 4th Floor
Somerset NJ 08873
For a list of specific employees, see: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/nj/contact/state/
USDA - NRCS, Woodstown Office
51 Cheney Road, Suite 2
Woodstown, NJ 08098
PHONE: (856) 769-1126 ext. 3
USDA - NRCS, Vineland Office
Building 5, Suite A
1318 South Main Road
Vineland NJ 08360
USA: New Jersey: Salem and Cumberland Counties: the Upper Cohansey River, Upper Salem River, and Upper Alloway Creek Watersheds