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Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program: Status and Current Issues
The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program that provides technical
and financial assistance to eligible lands to improve and develop wildlife habitat and enhance
wildlife populations. Participants enter into contracts, usually 5 to 10 years in duration, with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS),
which pays up to 75% of the contract implementation cost. Since its initial authorization in the
1996 farm bill, WHIP has enrolled more than 4 million acres through 25,600 contracts. Eligible
acreage includes privately owned agricultural land, tribal land, and nonindustrial private forest
land. Some selected issues for the 111th Congress include mandatory funding levels, a change in
program eligibility requirements, a continuing backlog of unfunded applications, and species-
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Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program: Status and Current Issues, report, December 11, 2008; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc810177/m1/2/: accessed July 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.