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Partners overview

NRCS relies on many partners to set conservation goals and provide services. Our partners include conservation districts, local communities, state and federal government agencies, resource conservation development councils, and agricultural, conservation and environmental groups. Learn more about these partnerships, your eligibility and how to participate.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve privately owned agricultural lands and wetlands. NRCS provides financial assistance to partners for purchasing Agricultural Land Easements that protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible land. In the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership program, NRCS signs agreements with partners to restore, improve and protect wildlife habitat.

Regional Conservation Partnership Program funds state, local and regional partners to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales.

Florida Soil and Water Conservation Districts are local units of government with the role to increase voluntary conservation practices among farmers, ranchers and other land users.

Florida Grazing Lands Coalition is a producer-led effort to enhance the management and health of private grazing lands. 

State Technical Committee serves in an advisory capacity to NRCS and other USDA agencies on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. The committee includes members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests. The Florida State Technical Committee meetings are generally scheduled twice a year, or as needed.

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