EQIP, or Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides information and financial incentives for landowners to manage their land for wildlife.

How does the program work?

A Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department biologist will walk your land with you and identify ways you can improve wildlife habitat on your property. 

What does it cost?

The consultation is free.  Funds are also available to cover some or all of costs of recommended habitat improvement projects.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides funding for the program. Learn more about the program, by visiting NRCS’s EQIP for Wildlife Habitat homepage.

How do I start?

To get started, contact the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department biologists servicing your county:

Grand Isle, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orleans, Caledonia and Essex Counties:

  • Dave Adams: (802) 324-6529

Washington and Orange Counties:

  • Allen Thompson: (802) 828-4493

Addison, Windsor, Rutland, Bennington,  and Windham Counties:

  • Mary Beth Adler: (802) 885-8836
  • Jaclyn Comeau: (802) 461-5620