is defined as the construction or installation
of practices to prevent or reduce soil erosion,
water contamination and the overuse of both
surface water and ground water. Many land
treatment practices result in an additional
benefitóthe creation of habitat for wildlife.
The purpose of the Land Treatment Program is to
provide soil and water conservation incentives
throughout the Upper Big Blue NRD.
The Districtís technical guidelines and
cost-share procedures generally coincide with
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture)
and Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR)
programs. Cost-sharing rates are based on county
average costs determined by the Farm Services
Agency (FSA) county committee.