Five facts on how the Farm Bill can help wetlands and other important landscapes.
Wetlands provide valuable habitat for wildlife, protect against flooding and improve water quality – among many other benefits.
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.
More than 2.7 million acres were enrolled in the former Wetlands Reserve Program, WRP, in its 21-year history.
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.
Learn more about ACEP and the other conservation easement program, the Healthy Forests Reserve Program, by visiting www.nrcs.usda.gov/FarmBill.
Learn more about EQIP and other easement programs offered by NRCS.