Ranching for Rivers Cost Share

Funding Sources: Other
Deadline: September 22, 2017
Additional Materials: http://mtwatersheds.org/app/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/R4R_Solicitation_2017.pdf

The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana, in partnership with the Missouri River Conservation Districts Council, is pleased to announce funding is available for Ranching for Rivers, a cost-share program to help ranchers with riparian pasture fencing projects.

The purpose of the program is to provide landowners throughout the state with the needed resources to voluntarily construct fences and/or other infrastructure (crossings, water gaps, offsite water, etc.) that enable them to better manage the riparian resources on their land. The result offers benefits to the rancher and the natural resource alike.
Ranching for Rivers offers up to 50% cost-share for riparian pasture fencing, pasture-related infrastructure, and construction costs. This round of funding will also include the services of a range management specialist to work with each landowner to design a customized grazing plan for the new pasture.
Please find a solicitation for applications and the application attached. More information about the program can be found on our website, http://swcdmi.org/programs/r4r/.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first review deadline on September 22, 2017 by 5 PM. Applications submitted after the deadline will be eligible for the next round of funding.
Please submit questions or completed applications to Jessica Makus, jessica@macdnet.org.