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Conservation Cost Share Applications Accepted Until February 28, 2019


January 16, 2019 | View PDF

The Richland County Conservation District is accepting applications for the 2019 Conservation Cost Share Program. Applications can be picked up at the Conservation District Office 2745 West Holly ST, Sidney, MT 59270 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Currently the Conservation District office is open as well as the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

Landowners in Richland County seeking to implement conservation practices on their property may be eligible for 50 percent cost share on the practices. Examples of eligible practices include, irrigation projects, stock wells, pipelines, grass seeding, fencing or any project that enhances or protects the natural resource. The conservation district’s share for 2019 is limited to $4,050 per applicant. Practices must benefit the natural resources in Richland County, design standards and specifications need to follow NRCS specifications where applicable. Proposed practices must be completed within one year of approval and payment will be made upon completion and inspection of the project. Projects that have been implemented prior to contract agreements are not eligible for cost share. The Richland County Board of Supervisors will make all decisions on prioritizing and acceptation of applications.

If you have a smaller conservation practice that would enhance the natural resources in Richland County, stop by the conservation district office at 2745 W Holly ST to pick up an application or call 433-2103 x3 to have an application sent to you. Applications are due back to the conservation district by February 28 and applicants will be notified by March 31, 2019 if they will be funded.


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