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Tri-Basin NRD Conservation Cost-Share

Windbreak and Windbreak Renovation Cost-share is available for removing old windbreaks and planting new ones. It is best to plan a windbreak renovation at least one year in advance to allow for cost-share application, old windbreak removal, proper ground preparation and seedling planting. In order to be eligible for funding, cost-share applications must be approved by the NRD board before you start a project. The site must be inspected prior to starting any work. Your NRCS office can help with the plans and paperwork.


Cost-share funds for trees and plastic mulch are available through the Nebraska Soil and Water Conservation Program (NSWCP) or the Tri-Basin NRD cost-share fund. You should apply at your county NRCS office before March 1. All sites must be properly prepared before planting to qualify for cost-share. Reimbursement is made only after full payment is received. The minimum project size eligible for cost-share is $500 ($250 cost-share).There may also be limited cost-share available from your county USDA Farm Service Agency. Pheasants Forever offers programs for wildlife habitat improvement. NRCS staff can help you determine which program has funds available and best suits your needs.

Tri-Basin NRD bills for trees-tree planting service after completion. Full payment is due upon receipt of the billing. Cost-share forms will not be finalized until payment is received at the Tri-Basin or NRCS office.


For more information about cost-share programs, contact Carie Lynch at