USDA Nondiscrimination Statement    
"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).     

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.  20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."

Agricultural Conservation Programs /
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

WHIP

WHIP The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private lands and nonindustrial private forest land. It provides both technical assistance and cost share payments to help:

  • Promote the restoration of declining or important native fish and wildlife species.
  • Protect, restore, develop or enhance fish and wildlife habitat to benefit at-risk species.
  • Reduce the impacts of invasive species in fish and wildlife habitat.
  • Protect, restore, develop or enhance declining or impairedaquatic wildlife species habitat.

THIS PROGRAM WAS REPEALED IN 2014 HOWEVER EXISTING CONTRACTS ARE STILL SUPPORTED