USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS and its partners use Farm Bill conservation programs to improve wildlife habitat through sustainable agriculture, including forestry activities and forest management practices. The agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) helps private landowners and land managers create habitat for a wide range of mammals, birds, and reptiles.


Cutting trees, ousting invasive shrubs, and prescribed burning are some of the conservation techniques used to restore a heath ecosystem in central Massachusetts.