About the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land. Through WHIP USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service provides both technical assistance and up to 75% cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat. WHIP agreements between NRCS and the participant generally last from 5 to 10 years from the date the agreement is signed.
Scotland County is in the Habitat Project Priority Area (HPPA) under WHIP which allows producers to enroll their farms to protect, conserve or enhance wildlife and plant species of importance to North Carolina.
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