The Conservation on Private Grazing Lands Program (CPGL)

The Conservation on Private Grazing Lands Program (CPGL) works to improve wildlife habitat and water quality on grazing land. The federal government will provide assistance to the landowner through conservation planning, design, and implementation assistance. This includes advice on improving grazing land management and the use of sustainable grazing systems.

Land Use Grazing land
Focus Technical assistance
Resource Concern Soil erosion, Water quality, Air quality, Wildlife habitat
Purpose The environmental purpose is to create healthy grazing lands that provide water for urban and rural uses, livestock products, flood protection, wildlife habitat, purification of air, and carbon sequestration. These lands also provide aesthetic value and open space.
Landowner Benefits This program offers opportunities to the landowner on maintaining and improving private grazing land.
Description This program provides technical assistance such as information, data, guidance, and other support by the NRCS. This information helps individuals better understand the ecological principles associated with managing their land and implementing a plan that meets the needs of the resources (soil, water, air, plants, and animals) and management objectives of the landowner.
Practices The Conservation of Private Grazing Land Program (CPGL) offers opportunities for maintaining and improving private grazing land and its management, implementing grazing land management technologies, protecting and improving the quality and quantity of water, maintaining and improving wildlife and fish habitat, enhancing recreational opportunities, maintaining and improving the aesthetic character of private grazing land, identifying opportunities and encouraging diversification, and encouraging the use of sustainable grazing systems.
Costs to Landowner There are no costs for the landowner to receive technical assistance.
Eligibility Anyone who owns or operates private grazing land.
Contract None.
Other Notes Landowners are not obligated to follow the recommendations established by theConservation of Private Grazing Land Program (CPGL)
Landowner Initiation
  • Contact the local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) where you own land.
  • Ask about enrolling land into the Conservation of Private Grazing Land Program (CPGL).