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Healthy Forest Reserve Program

Introduction

Easement Program Funding Expiration

The enrollment authority for the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), and the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP) expired on September 30, 2013. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is not authorized to take applications or enter into any new contracts, agreements, or enrollments at this time. These NRCS easement programs will not be available for new enrollments until either the current legislation is extended or a new Farm Bill is enacted. The Agency will continue to service prior-year enrollments in these programs.

The purpose of the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) is to assist landowners, on a voluntary basis, in restoring, enhancing and protecting forestland resources on private lands through easements, 30-year contracts and 10-year cost-share agreements.

The objectives of  HRFP are to:

  1. Promote the recovery of endangered and threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA);
     
  2. Improve plant and animal biodiversity; and
     
  3. Enhance carbon sequestration.

More detailed HFRP information is available.

 

Program Documents

Program Information by Fiscal Year

HFRP results data are now housed on the RCA Soil Viewer website, http://soils.usda.gov/survey/rca/viewer

Links to program-specific reports for FY2009 - 2012 are available on this page.
 

Additional Information

USDA Forest Service