Photo by Ian Johnson, Sustainable Southeast Partnership

Equal Opportunity for Historically Underserved Landowners

NRCS worked directly with three private landowner entities, the Hoonah Indian Association (a Federally recognized Tribe), Sealaska (Southeast Alaska’s Regional Native Corporation), and Huna Totem (Alaska Native Corporation for Hoonah). All three of these entities are considered Historically Underserved audiences under USDA Farm Bill programs.

As part of USDA’s equal opportunity mission, Historically Underserved participants receive higher payment rates and additional incentives that help make its programs more accessible and achievable on-the-ground.