Other habitat management grants and technical assistance programs are available from other state and federal agencies. The following links will guide you to those agency external websites.
Forest Stewardship - Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation - This educational non-regulatory program is designed to help private and public landowners protect the inherent ecosystem values of their forest. Recognizing the public benefits of good stewardship on private forestlands, the Massachusetts Forest Stewardship Program (MFSP) supports and encourages private forest landowners' efforts to manage, enjoy, and care for their land using a long-term approach.
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program—USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program that provides technical and financial assistance to landowners who want to improve fish and wildlife habitat or restore natural ecosystems on their land. The NRCS will pay up to 75 percent of the cost of establishing and maintaining conservation practices that are necessary for enhancing/improving wildlife habitat and restoring natural ecosystems. Agreements are from 5 to 10 years in duration. Landowners may sign up for this program at any time through the Massachusetts office in Amherst.
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