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Services

Consultation

Independent Consultation
Meeting with the customer is the first important step in determining individual habitat goals. Project consultation includes assessing the landowner's property, discussing goals for specific species and determining desired outcomes. Soil analysis is available for those needing to assess their ground composition to determine the best fertilizer for their soil.

Collaboration with State Biologists
Another option for landowners is to first consult with state wildlife biologists. HHM can implement plans they develop and recommend.

Service Offerings

Helping Landowners Reach Their Habitat Goals

HHM can assist landowners in reaching their habitat goals by establishing habitat buffers, pollinator habitat and food plots, planting warm season and cool season grasses and bush hogging. HHM will also perform mid-contract management for ongoing or long-term projects.

Getting Started

In addition to the initial consultation, landowners may look into how they may benefit from financial incentives offered by federal and state programs. HHM can perform the habitat management that these programs require.

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Programs

The federal government offers many conservation programs with financial incentives for landowners.

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
    This NRCS program can reimburse eligible agriculture producers and provide technical and financial assistance for efforts to improve soil and water quality. 

Farm Services Agency (FSA)  

  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
    This program offers a general sign-up and a continuous sign-up, with the latter reimbursing slightly more money. Both programs provide financial assistance for taking fields out of production and putting them into various programs, many beneficial to wildlife. Contracts can be 10 or 15 years. 

State Services

The Indiana DNR will assist you in putting wildlife habitat on the ground.

  • Game Bird Habitat Program
    Landowner must own 10 or more acres (not to exceed 40 acres) and the program is setup by a district biologist. This program may provide up to $100 per acre for bobwhite quail, wild turkey and ruffed grouse habitat. 

  • Wildlife Habitat Cost Share Program
    Again, the landowner must own or control at least 10 acres. This program will allow a state wildlife biologist to write up a plan for your property to provide different habitats for your property at different financial rates.

  • Game Bird Partnership Program
    The Indiana DNR provides assistance along with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Quail Unlimited (QU) and Pheasants Forever (PF) to provide game bird habitat on your property. The DNR provides up to 50% of the money up to $1,000 on qualifying projects.

     

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