Conservation in Alaska


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 876
Payments: $40,540,360

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 119
Payments: $12,054,546

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 17
Payments: $5,551,466

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1996-2015
Recipients: 104
Payments: $18,568,185



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Alaska, 2012

Land in Alaska, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:762
Total Acres in Farms:833,861
Cropland Acres:84,114
Permanent pasture and rangeland:696,359
Woodland Acres:36,826
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:16,562

Livestock in Alaska, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory10,667
Layers inventory 8,265
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold2,044
Hogs and pigs inventory1,009
Sheep and lambs inventory773

Crops in Alaska, 2012


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