NRCS Announces Funding for Wetlands Conservation Assistance
Sign-Up Deadline Extended to May 10, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 18, 2013 – Acting USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Doris Washington today announced the application deadline for landowners to sign up for 2013 funding consideration through the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) has been extend through May 10, 2013.
WRP is a voluntary program that helps landowners address wetland and wildlife natural resource concerns on private lands. WRP participants limit their future use of the land, but retain private ownership.
WRP offers permanent easements that pay 100 percent of the value of an easement and up to 100 percent of easement restoration costs, and 30-year easements that pay up to 75 percent of the value of an easement and up to 75 percent of easement restoration costs. WRP also offers restoration cost-share agreements to restore wetland functions and values without placing an easement on enrolled acres; NRCS pays up to 75 percent of restoration costs.
To sign up for the programs, visit your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center.