The habitat fencing program is used to protect habitat from being grazed by livestock. It is most commonly used to fence out tree plantings, but could be used to protect other habitat like food plots, wetlands or pollinator plots. There is a maximum payment of $1,000 per producer and the fencing needs to remain in place for 10 years.
- Program is intended to protect either existing or new habitat.
- Most projects protect new tree plantings from livestock.
- Cooperators are reimbursed for 100 percent of their costs, up to $1,000 per producer.
- One-time payment made upon project completion.