Influence of Financial Incentive Programs in Sustaining Wildlife Values
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Taylor & Francis
Conservation incentive programs have substantial impacts on the nation's forests and wildlife habitat. There are eight major conservation incentive programs. The Forest Stewardship Program (FSP) provides forest landowner assistance by focusing on resource management plans embodying multi-resource stewardship principles. The Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP) is the primary vehicle for cost-sharing. The Crop Reserve Program (CRP) provides for conserving covers on eligible farmland. The Forest Legacy Program (FLP) protects environmentally important private forestlands via conservation easements. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. The Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) provides grants to protect and restore habitat on private lands to benefit federally listed, proposed, candidate, or other at-risk species. The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) provides for development and improvement of upland and wetland wildlife and fish habitat. Finally, the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) offers landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands.
Straka, T.J., M.A. Kilgore, M.G. Jacobson, J.L. Greene, and S.E. Daniels. 2007. Influence of financial incentive programs in sustaining wildlife values. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 12(3):197-199.