Farm Bill Wetland Facts

 Five facts on how the Farm Bill can help wetlands and other important landscapes.

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Wetlands provide valuable habitat for wildlife, protect against flooding and improve water quality – among many other benefits.

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Conservation easements offered by NRCS enable farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to set aside and protect wetlands and other crucial landscapes on working agricultural lands.

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More than 2.7 million acres were enrolled in the former Wetlands Reserve Program, WRP, in its 21-year history.

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WRP was merged with two other easements programs, the Grassland Reserve Program and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program, to form one: the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program, or ACEP. ACEP has two components; agricultural land easements and wetland reserve easements.

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Learn more about ACEP and the other conservation easement program, the Healthy Forests Reserve Program, by visiting

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Learn more about EQIP and other easement programs offered by NRCS.

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