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Gulf Coast Conservation Reserve Program (GCCRP) (Planning & Implementation) - Texas

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US Department of Agriculture (USDA)


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Funding Organization

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 2: Comprehensive Plan


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Habitat Restoration and Enhancement

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Project Description

The Texas GCCRP will address water quality resource concerns in the San Antonio River Watershed. Four hydrologic units in and around the Lower Cibolo in Wilson County will be the focus area for water quality in this watershed. Water Quality Management Plans (WQMP) will be developed and implemented on agricultural lands along water bodies impaired by nutrients and sediments. NRCS and its Conservation partners will work with landowners within the watershed to implement conservation practices identified in the WQMP's that reduce sediment and nutrients from leaving farm fields and entering steams. Practices will include, but are not limited to the following, filter strips, riparian forest buffer, crop rotation, conservation cover, prescribed grazing, conservation tillage, prescribed grazing and nutrient management. After conservation practices are successfully implemented and/or installed as meeting USDA-NRCS standards and specifications that were identified in the WQMP, conservation stewardship payments will be provided to landowners as an incentive payment to maintain the functions of the installed conservation practice(s).


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