Monarch Conservation Toolbox

Incentive Programs

Grassland Restoration Incentive Program

Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture

Country
United States

Region
Texas

Land Use / Land Cover
Multiple Categories

Agency Type
Joint Venture

Target or Affiliated Species or Habitat
Grassland Birds, Pollinator seed mixes

Publication Type
Website/web hub

Original Language
English

Years of Implementation
Ongoing

The Grassland Restoration Incentive Program is funded by the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture and provides direct financial payments and technical assistance to private landowners. The program is directed at improving habitat for grassland birds; however, funded practices have the potential to benefit monarch butterflies, including range planting with pollinator seed mixes.

These practices include prescribed burning, brush management, prescribed grazing, fencing and range planting. Payment rates are subject to change but may be as much as US$116.63 per 0.4 hectares (1 acre). Project eligibility is dependent in part on location with target counties, and other requirements may be established by local initiatives (Oaks and Prairies 2016).

Amount of the Incentive
Dependent on the practices that are implemented. Payment rates available on website and subject to change.

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