Assistance and Resources Photo by Steve Conrady

Assistance and Resources

Technical and financial resources are available to help landowners and producers restore playa hydrology by filling pits, removing sediment, and planting grass buffers. We can help you identify funding sources to help with restoration costs and provide income when taking the playa and surrounding land out of production, such as the programs listed in the table below.

To get started, click on the desired conservation activity or program type in the top blue bar. All relevant will be displayed. You can further filter the program list by location, land eligibility, and type of assistance available. For more program details, click on the name of the program. Then contact us to schedule a visit and discuss which options may work for you.

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Program State County Land Use Contract Length Assistance
USDA Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Helps maintain and improve conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority natural resource concerns

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Non-agriculture
  • Pasture
5 years
  • Annual payment
  • Technical help
New Mexico State Land Office Playa Conservation Program

Restores playas on leased state lands

NM Arapahoe County
Douglas County
Custer County
Cheyenne County
Ellis County
Edwards County
Colfax County
Dawson County
Keith County
Frontier County
  • Grazing
  • Non-agriculture
  • Pasture
20 years
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
USDA Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE)

Protects, restores, and enhances wetlands that have been degraded by agricultural production

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Pasture
30 years or permanent
  • Easement payment
  • Technical help
New Mexico Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program (USFWS)

Improves wildlife habitat for threatened, endangered, and declining species

NM
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Non-agriculture
  • Pasture
10 years
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Playa Conservation Program

Restores playa function and water flow on privately owned or federally leased lands

NM
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Non-agriculture
  • Pasture
20 years
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Addresses natural resource concerns and delivers environmental benefits (for eligible management practices)

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Pasture
1-10 years
  • Annual payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
USDA Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

Removes environmentally sensitive land devoted to certain conservation practices from production

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
10-15 years
  • Annual payment
  • Incentive payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
FILTER BY:
Program State County Land Use Contract Length Assistance
USDA General Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Removes highly erodible or environmentally sensitive land from production

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
10-15 years
  • Annual payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
USDA Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Helps maintain and improve conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority natural resource concerns

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Non-agriculture
  • Pasture
5 years
  • Annual payment
  • Technical help
USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Addresses natural resource concerns and delivers environmental benefits (for eligible management practices)

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Pasture
1-10 years
  • Annual payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
USDA Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

Removes environmentally sensitive land devoted to certain conservation practices from production

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
10-15 years
  • Annual payment
  • Incentive payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
FILTER BY:
Program State County Land Use Contract Length Assistance
USDA Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE)

Protects, restores, and enhances wetlands that have been degraded by agricultural production

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Pasture
30 years or permanent
  • Easement payment
  • Technical help
FILTER BY:
Program State County Land Use Contract Length Assistance
USDA Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Helps maintain and improve conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority natural resource concerns

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Non-agriculture
  • Pasture
5 years
  • Annual payment
  • Technical help
USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Addresses natural resource concerns and delivers environmental benefits (for eligible management practices)

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
  • Grazing
  • Pasture
1-10 years
  • Annual payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help
USDA Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)

Removes environmentally sensitive land devoted to certain conservation practices from production

CO
KS
NE
NM
OK
TX
  • Crops
10-15 years
  • Annual payment
  • Incentive payment
  • Practice payment
  • Technical help