NFWF Announces Conservation Partners Program Grants

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $6.3 million in new grants to help agricultural producers implement voluntary conservation practices on farms and ranches across 14 states. The grants were awarded through the Conservation Partners Program, a partnership between NFWF and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Cargill, The J.M. Smucker Co. and Nestlé, with additional support from a recently announced collaboration between General Mills, Walmart and Sam’s Club. The program supports efforts to accelerate the adoption of voluntary conservation practices and regenerative agriculture principles on private working lands. NCAT will receive a grant of $548,700 for a project in Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma titled “Regenerative Agriculture for a Water-Scarce Future in the Southern High Plains.” This project will provide conservation planning and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers to conserve water, improve soil health, and revitalize grasslands, wetlands, and their associated wildlife across the lesser prairie chicken range and Ogallala Aquifer region.