Gulf of Mexico Initiative - Mississippi Updated:12/2020

The purpose of GoMI is to improve water quality, increase water conservation and enhance wildlife habitat within selected watersheds draining into the Gulf of Mexico. The initiative provides assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) as described in this guidance. Funding may also be provided through easement programs.

GoMI funds will be allocated to priority watersheds within focus areas identified below:
Jourdan River  -

  • Rotten Bayou
  • Bayou LaTerre

Eligible Counties in MS are as follows: Hancock and Harrison Counties

Approved Land Types – The following land uses are eligible for this initiative: crop, pasture, grazed range, headquarters, and wildlife.
Approved Conservation Practices:

Contracts developed under GoMI must include at least one of the applicable core practices, or must be completing a conservation system that supports core practices that are documented as already applied on the land under contract.

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Contact Gulf of Mexico Initiative - Mississippi

Kurt Readus
State Conservationist - Programs
100 West Capitol Street
Suite 1321, Federal Building
Jackson, MS  39269
Phone: (601) 965-5205
Fax: (318) 473-7626

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Harrison County, Mississippi