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2008 Farm Bill Easement Process Flowcharts and Required Documents
2014 Farm Bill Agricultural Conservation Easements
NRCS offers easement programs to eligible landowners to conserve working agricultural lands, wetlands, grasslands and forestlands. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. Under the Agricultural Land Easements component, NRCS helps Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land. Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements component, NRCS helps to restore, protect and enhance enrolled wetlands. More on ACEP.
The Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) helped purchase development rights to keep productive farm and ranchland in agricultural uses.
The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) protected, restored, and enhanced grassland, including rangeland, pastureland, shrubland, and certain other lands.
The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) protected, restored, and enhanced wetlands. Achieving the greatest wetland functions and optimum wildlife habitat on every acre enrolled in WRP was the goal.
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