Ranching for Rivers enables landowners to better manage the riparian resources on their land by providing them with the needed resources to voluntarily construct fences and/or other infrastructure (crossings, water gaps, offsite water, etc.). Ranching for Rivers provides cost-share that can cover up to 50% of the expense of fencing, other riparian pasture-related infrastructure, and construction costs. This program promotes the use of “riparian pastures” as an alternative to complete exclusion of the riparian area to livestock. Approximately $70,000 in cost-share is available for landowners to construct riparian pastures to benefit their operation and its natural resources. Funding will be on a reimbursement basis only, upon completion of projects.
The solicitation opened on October 30, 2018 and applications will be accepted until all remaining funding is awarded.