Palouse Conservation District buffer program now accepting applications

The Palouse Conservation District is currently accepting applications for farmers wishing to plant a buffer along streams and wet areas. 

The program incentivizes producers to plant riparian buffers by compensating them for what the land is actually worth.

Payment rates change yearly based on the crop planted adjacent to the buffer but have a guaranteed minimum payment of $200 per acre.

Eligible participants must have a farm on the Palouse River Watershed, maintain the buffer for three years, and meet specific width requirements. 

To apply, contact Anthony Hatcher at or (509) 553-1854.