Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land. Through WHIP, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service provides both technical assistance and cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat. WHIP agreements between NRCS and the participant generally last from 5 - 10 years from the date the agreement is signed. 

Project Areas

Iredell County currently has 4 WHIP Special Project Areas that focus on Bobwhite Quail, Loggerhead Shrike, and various grassland bird habitats. Those 4 areas are:
  • Bell Branch (Southeastern)
  • Hunting Creek (Northeastern)
  • Turnersburg (Central)
  • West Iredell/East Alexander (Western)
More Information
Additional information about WHIP can be found at the North Carolina Natural Resources Conservation Service website.