Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Montana

WHIP payments by practice class in Montana

  • Farm, Ranch & Land Management
  • Structures, Equipment & Facilities
  • Contracts

See practice class data

WHIP payments by practice suite in Montana

See practice suite data

WHIP payments by contract size in Montana, 2004-2015

See contract data

Most commonly used enhancement practices for WHIP contracts in Montana

WHIP impacts on resource concerns in Montana, 2004-2015

See resource concern data

WHIP payments by county in Montana, 2004-2015

1Custer County, Montana$497,669
2Golden Valley County, Montana$249,914
3Phillips County, Montana$213,393
4Madison County, Montana$205,731
5Park County, Montana$192,665
6Wibaux County, Montana$179,217
7Fergus County, Montana$156,892
8Ravalli County, Montana$154,964
9Teton County, Montana$113,956
10Garfield County, Montana$112,586
See all counties in Montana


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Montana, 2012

Land in Montana, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:28,008
Total Acres in Farms:59,758,917
Cropland Acres:17,022,177
Permanent pasture and rangeland:39,293,812
Woodland Acres:2,609,922
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:833,006

Livestock in Montana, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory2,633,740
Layers inventory 464,802
Sheep and lambs inventory236,646
Hogs and pigs inventory173,953
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold166,380

Crops in Montana, 2012


More Resources