​ The Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Program reimburses landowners for performing Timber Stand Improvement projects or establishing a new Tree Planting.  Iowa DNR Foresters will work with you to establish the necessary plan .  Applications are available at the District office.  

Cost-Share & Incentive Programs
The Dubuque Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service administer state and federal cost share and incentive programs for soil conservation and water quality projects in Dubuque County. Contact us to discuss options or arrange for a site visit with a conservationist. To apply for cost-share, please call or visit the USDA Service Center in Epworth to get assistance with the application process.  Applications can be accepted at any time.

Dubuque Soil & Water Conservation District

  COVER CROP APPLICATIONS  are  currently  being accepted through the Water Quality Initiative (WQI) program.      First time cover crop users are eligible for $25/ac and previous users can apply

for $15/ac.   Cost share approvals will be known in July/August.   

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