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Easements

NRCS Texas Conservation Easements

Under the authority of the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), and the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), NRCS acquires or provides funds for the acquisition of conservation easements to protect significant natural resources. The easements are filed in the county records and are considered public information. NRCS freely releases the location of these easements so that planned routes for pipelines, transmission lines are roads may avoid impact. NRCS easements lands are not subject to condemnation through eminent domain.

For more information, please contact Claude Ross, Easement Program Specialist at Claude.Ross@tx.usda.gov.

These shapefiles require a form of GIS software to view. ArcExplorer, a free viewer, can be downloaded from ESRI.

The following compressed zip files require WinZip.

WRP Easement ShapeFiles (ZIP; 110 Kb)
GRP Easement ShapeFiles (ZIP; 24 Kb)
FRPP Easement ShapeFiles (ZIP; 13 Kb)

For more information, visit the national Conservation Easements site.