Madison County Soil Conservation District 

Serving to Conserve Madison County's Soil & Related Natural Resources Since 1941



Quail ChickWildlife Habitat Incentive Program

     NRCS Site - WHIP

The purpose of the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is to help participants develop fish and wildlife habitat on private agricultural land, nonindustrial private forest land and Indian land. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance to landowners and others to develop or enhance upland, wetland, riparian, and aquatic habitat areas on their property.

Tennessee Wildlife Habitat Objectives

  • to increase the habitat and populations of early succession and upland wildlife species
  • to establish/enhance habitats critical for:
    • wetland wildlife
    • stream and fisheries, and
    • declining, rare, threatened or endangered species
  • to control invasive species which decrease the quality, quantity, and diversity of early succession, upland, and wetland wildlife habitat and fisheries habitat

2010 WHIP General Program Description Documents