The LENRD has programs to promote conservation efforts in both rural and urban areas:
Conservation Cost-Share Program & Lands for Conservation Program
No-till Incentive Program
The No-till Incentive Program is designed not only to induce producers to try no-till farming, but also to give them the support they need for a long enough time to make them successful.
The Urban Conservation Assistance Program is an authorized program of the District to provide technical and financial assistance to units of government (cities, counties, villages, and schools) to help prevent or control erosion, flooding, and related resource concerns in urbanized areas
Recreation Area Development Program
The Recreation Area Development Program is an authorized program of the District to provide financial assistance to units of government (cities, counties, villages, and schools) to acquire land rights, design, establish, develop, and improve public recreation areas.
Best Management Practices
The future of farming depends on our ability to maintain our natural resources, such as soil, water and air. The LENRD offers assistance with Best Management Practices for nitrogen fertilizer, irrigation, pesticides, livestock waste, and windbreaks to help prevent degradation of our water resources by agricultural practices.