Funding: 

Maximum cost-share funding allowed per project is $2,500. Cost share rates:

• 50% of $5000 maximum provided by Cascade County Conservation District.

• 50% minimum provided by applicant. Applicant portion must be 50% in cash and 50% in-kind services (i.e. labor), or from other conservation cost-share programs.

District cost-share funds combined with other funds cannot exceed the overall allowable cost of a practice.

Limitations: 

There will be a limit of one project/person or group/ year (private sector only). All projects must be completed within one year of approval. The proposed project must be located within Cascade County.

Program information: 

Cascade Conservation District will begin accepting applications February 1st of each new year with the deadline being October 1st and the award in January. Application deadline will be October 1 of each year with contracts awarded in January of the following year.  All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been funded.

Eligible practices: 

Only on-the-ground practices are eligible. No money is available for research or studies. The following practices are examples of projects that could be considered for funding:

Stream/fisheries improvements: 

• Bridge/Culvert replacement/upgrade

• Diversion replacement/upgrade

• Fish Screen Installation

• Grade stabilization structures (to control grade and head cutting)

• Irrigation delivery ditch upgrade

• Riparian forest buffers

• Streambank/shoreline protection

• Stream channel stabilization/vegetation

Wildlife habitat improvements: 

• Restoration and improvement of native plant communities

• Wetland restoration

• Wildlife habitat improvement (improving food, water or cover for wildlife)

Erosion control: 

• Filter strips (vegetation planted to remove sediment, organic matter or other pollutants from runoff/wastewater)

• Grassed waterways

• Grass/forb seedlings

• Tree/Shrub planting

• Wildfire rehabilitation measures (planting of trees/shrubs/native grasses)

Uplands improvement: 

• Fencing (cross fencing or fencing of riparian areas for livestock management)

• Fire protection/prevention

• Pest management/weed control

• Spring development

• Stockwater Pipeline to Stock tank(s)

• Tree/shrub planting

• Trough or tank (provide drinking water to livestock/wildlife)

Many of the above-mentioned practices are applicable to more than one category of resource improvement. Other ideas and practices not listed may also be considered.

To obtain additional information on eligible practices or an application, contact us.

Cost-Share Program Information, Forms and Applications

All information for this program can be downloaded here.