ContactInformation: USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service – Contact your local District Conservationist for DeKalb Co. (260-925-3710, x.3) or Steuben Co. (260-665-3211, x.3). Additional Indiana NRCS program information is available at http://www.in.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/ .
USDA-Farm Service Agency – Contact your local County Executive Director for DeKalb Co. (260-925-3710, x.2) or Steuben Co. (260-665-3211, x.2). Addl. Indiana FSA program info is available at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/stateoffapp?mystate=in&area=home&subject=landing&topic=landing.
Indiana State Department ofAgriculture (ISDA) andStateSoil Conservation Board (SSCB) – Contact the Indiana State Department of Agriculture at 317-232-8770 or find additional information at http://www.in.gov/isda/2346.htm .
Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) – Contact your local SWCD in Dekalb Co. (260-925-3710, x.3) or Steuben Co. (260-665-3211, x.3). You can find contact information for any of the 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts around Indiana at http://www.in.gov/isda/2408.htm .
Indiana Department ofEnvironmental Management (IDEM) – Contact the Watershed Planning Branch at 317-233-8488 or find additional information at http://www.in.gov/idem/4103.htm. A wide-ranging (beyond the ICP) funding matrix may be found at: http://www.in.gov/idem/4381.htm Indiana Department ofNaturalResources (IDNR) -Division of Forestry – Contact your local District Forester for DeKalb and Steuben Counties at (260) 782-0430. Additional Division of Forestry program information is available at: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/2845.htm.
Indiana Department ofNaturalResources(IDNR) -Division of Fish and Wildlife – Contact your local District Wildlife Biologist for DeKalb and Steuben Counties at (260) 468-2515. Additional Division of Fish and Wildlife program information can be foundat: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3024.htm ̀
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) - Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program - Contact the PFW Biologist for DeKalb and Steuben Counties at (574) 267-5090. Additional information can be found at: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/partners.htm
The Nature Conservancy – Contact the Western Lake Erie Basin Project Office in Angola at (260) 665-9141
AdditionalInformation: Some programs may have permit requirements, such as construction permits prior to installing conservation practices, wetland permits, construction along navigable waters permits, etc. Check with individual program contacts to find out more about potential permit requirements for a given program.
Many Soil and Water Conservation Districts and non-profit organizations offer additional local conservation program opportunities, such as Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited, etc. Opportunities vary by location. Check with your local Soil and Water Conservation District (contact information listed above) for information on programs in your area.