Corners For Wildlife gives landowners the option of enrolling in a program to help establish wildlife habitat by planting trees, shrubs, and or grasses on center pivot corners. The objective of the program is to establish high quality wildlife habitat for upland wildlife and grassland songbirds.
Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts and Pheasants Forever cooperate on this cost-share program.
Cover Practice #1
Projects will establish nesting habitat from a variety of wildlife habitat mixtures. This practice will be seeded by May 10th of the first year of the contract. Rental payment is a maximum of $60.00 per acre.
Cover Practice #2
Projects will establish a minimum of 2 shrub thickets of 1500 ft on each corner and receive a rental payment of up to $100.00 per acre. Projects with a minimum of 400 wildlife shrubs and trees planted in rows will receive a maximum rental payment of $75.00 per acre. A 75% cost-share rate is available for the cost of shrubs and trees. Landowners can choose from a variety of wildlife shrubs and a limited selection of trees.
Projects will be inspected at least one time per year to ensure compliance with project requirements. Following project inspection, rental payments will be made in five payments on the anniversary date of the planting and establishment of the project. (Planting in May 2013 will mean payment #1 is made May 2014)
For more information on project requirements or program applications please contact the Upper Loup NRD.