National Water Quality Initiative - Hilo Bay
Through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering financial and technical assistance to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in improving water quality and aquatic habitats in priority watersheds with impaired streams. NRCS will 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 crop, residue and tillage management, grade stabilization structure, nutrient management, prescribed grazing, and animal waste treatment. For over 75 years, NRCS has provided agricultural producers with assistance to implement voluntary conservation practices that protect natural resources while maintaining production and profits.
For More Information:Jessica Newpher, District Conservationist
USDA, NRCS - Hilo NRCS Service Center
154 Waianuenue Ave, Rm 203, Hilo, HI 96720
Telephone: (808) 933-8353
Selected NWQI Project Area Receiving Funding in Fiscal Year 2012
Approved Watersheds - Hilo Bay
Application Ranking Periods:
May 18: "High" priority applications will be ranked and preapproved for funding consideration.
Application Screening Criteria:
Practice Payment Schedules:
Application Ranking Summary:
Links to Programs and Initiatives Included in National Water Quality Initiative
Pacific Islands Area NWQI Contacts:
Last Modified: 06/27/2012