NRCS Conservation Programs

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

The Agricultural Act of 2014, enacted on February 7, 2014, consolidated the authorities of the former Wetlands Reserve Program, Grasslands Reserve Program, and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program into the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). 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.

To learn more see ACEP

Financial Information: Total Obligations | Technical Assistance | Financial Assistance | Reimbursable
Conservation Easements: Enrollment Data |Maps
Conservation Practice Implementation Reports: by State | by State and Conservation Practices related to:
Fish and Wildlife Habitat | Grazing Land Conservation | Water Quality| Wetlands
Civil Rights Report


Financial Information

The Financial Information section presents data from the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer's Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) system and its predecessor, the Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS). The Financial Information presented here is Total Obligations which the Government Accountability Office defines as binding agreements (orders placed, contracts awarded, services rendered, etc.) that will result in outlays, immediately or in the future. Before obligations can be incurred, budgetary resources must be made available by Congress. The obligations displayed for each year are the total obligations reported as of the end of each fiscal year. Subsequent adjustments after the close of the fiscal year are not included.

There are three categories of Total Obligations presented below:

  • Technical Assistance (TA) Obligations refer to the scientific expertise, natural resource data, tools, and technology that USDA NRCS personnel provide to help producers, landowners, and communities develop conservation plans and implement conservation practices to solve natural resource problems at the field, operation, or larger landscape scales. NRCS is the lead agency for providing technical assistance for USDA.
  • Financial Assistance (FA) Obligations refer to the commitment of funds to contracts for payments that will be made to program participants for the purchase of easements and for implementing conservation practices, which can provide both on-site and off-site conservation benefits.
  • Reimbursable funds can be used to provide Technical or Financial Assistance, but are received from sources other than NRCS. They can also be transfers from or agreements with other Federal agencies.

Financial data should not be incorporated with the programmatic enrollment data provided below to derive a cost/acre or cost/agreement. Among other reasons, such calculations will not produce accurate results since both technical assistance and financial assistance obligations for associated conservation practices are included in these data, in addition to the obligations used for purchasing easements.

Total Obligations, by Fiscal Year and Type
ACEP Total Obligations, by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alabama $1,322.6
$1,311.3
$1,364.7
$3,436.1
$1,294.0
Alaska $943.2
$161.6
$1,040.5
$836.0
$182.1
Arizona $263.3
$395.8
$2,288.6
$12,873.3
$4,007.1
Arkansas $20,225.9
$24,964.4
$19,119.7
$46,357.2
$19,345.7
California $19,511.2
$20,852.0
$23,078.4
$25,273.9
$8,691.9
Caribbean $87.7
$107.1
$125.9
$140.8
$102.8
Colorado $4,946.0
$4,456.1
$14,305.2
$10,310.8
$5,776.6
Connecticut $4,182.4
$3,346.2
$5,447.0
$4,849.4
$2,598.5
Delaware $3,775.2
$4,492.8
$618.5
$2,140.9
$2,364.5
Florida $31,155.1
$30,919.4
$13,076.6
$51,440.1
$24,678.6
Georgia $5,754.9
$7,095.4
$4,983.4
$17,530.9
$3,422.6
Hawaii/Pacific $275.4
$371.5
$256.8
$269.3
$180.7
Idaho $3,681.8
$1,302.4
$1,580.6
$2,512.8
$3,928.2
Illinois $2,117.0
$3,633.2
$4,061.4
$15,433.1
$3,428.5
Indiana $4,004.3
$4,759.0
$8,332.8
$14,139.6
$10,528.0
Iowa $13,760.2
$13,658.7
$15,248.4
$18,239.5
$14,766.9
Kansas $4,365.3
$2,817.9
$2,567.7
$6,485.2
$4,689.0
Kentucky $10,641.2
$11,311.0
$14,568.6
$17,819.1
$18,106.5
Louisiana $17,389.6
$16,686.0
$17,124.9
$24,143.3
$21,968.1
Maine $493.3
$562.5
$474.6
$575.7
$614.6
Maryland $1,422.1
$2,947.4
$3,203.8
$1,846.6
$1,654.5
Massachusetts $4,613.9
$2,962.8
$4,897.3
$5,011.3
$3,517.3
Michigan $3,486.0
$3,522.8
$4,049.2
$3,712.0
$2,428.2
Minnesota $3,595.7
$2,139.6
$3,421.1
$1,632.1
$2,402.9
Mississippi $6,857.7
$3,875.6
$6,649.6
$21,066.3
$21,025.7
Missouri $6,085.4
$6,489.4
$11,210.2
$21,304.5
$7,314.8
Montana $6,189.1
$5,354.0
$17,722.0
$31,671.4
$8,062.2
Nebraska $4,118.3
$4,521.9
$2,217.5
$6,053.1
$6,349.1
Nevada $4,383.4
$3,748.2
$994.3
$738.3
$1,981.1
New Hampshire $3,441.9
$4,413.0
$8,864.8
$7,978.0
$5,166.9
New Jersey $5,569.4
$5,413.0
$5,524.4
$3,861.9
$5,354.5
New Mexico $217.7
$300.2
$967.6
$1,395.2
$691.7
New York $3,146.0
$3,939.4
$4,128.2
$3,744.8
$2,269.6
North Carolina $2,646.5
$1,683.1
$5,627.5
$6,557.3
$5,750.1
North Dakota $5,899.4
$5,943.0
$5,898.1
$6,038.0
$2,891.2
Ohio $8,816.3
$11,640.5
$10,129.8
$14,150.1
$8,109.0
Oklahoma $1,743.5
$1,667.9
$2,645.6
$3,754.2
$2,610.1
Oregon $1,715.5
$3,573.3
$1,439.2
$2,499.2
$8,209.5
Pennsylvania $5,430.3
$4,387.0
$3,456.8
$3,899.6
$2,315.3
Rhode Island $543.6
$470.7
$1,548.1
$1,137.1
$1,031.7
South Carolina $2,281.1
$2,222.1
$3,117.0
$2,206.7
$2,410.4
South Dakota $7,885.8
$8,382.1
$11,156.4
$8,923.5
$6,678.7
Tennessee $4,436.0
$4,075.5
$5,846.4
$12,648.0
$12,655.6
Texas $11,227.8
$9,058.7
$10,056.0
$12,429.1
$4,542.3
Utah $5,490.8
$3,675.1
$1,700.2
$10,882.3
$1,315.8
Vermont $4,168.6
$1,365.8
$7,998.6
$6,137.2
$5,245.3
Virginia $1,344.0
$2,443.9
$2,778.6
$847.7
$1,176.1
Washington $1,813.6
$587.8
$1,601.4
$10,147.4
$2,005.5
West Virginia $2,351.5
$566.7
$3,638.6
$1,553.1
$2,548.6
Wisconsin $3,725.1
$3,460.0
$4,615.4
$7,135.4
$2,952.4
Wyoming $1,807.9
$1,042.4
$3,384.6
$4,104.7
$5,411.3
Other $41,550.9
$28,270.8
$35,524.6
$36,159.4
$40,787.0
Total $316,900.3
$297,347.8
$345,677.2
$536,032.5
$337,539.3
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2014-2018 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

ACEP Technical Assistance Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alabama $745.2
$752.0
$622.0
$529.3
$319.2
Alaska $133.8
$161.6
$238.8
$256.9
$181.3
Arizona $263.3
$395.8
$385.2
$445.1
$528.8
Arkansas $3,362.7
$5,431.1
$4,078.4
$5,359.0
$2,143.2
California $2,918.5
$5,298.3
$4,981.0
$5,750.6
$2,154.3
Caribbean $87.7
$107.1
$125.9
$140.8
$102.8
Colorado $948.5
$499.5
$1,356.2
$1,134.4
$1,274.1
Connecticut $447.4
$447.8
$1,084.2
$760.5
$604.8
Delaware $380.4
$526.0
$429.1
$409.2
$502.5
Florida $7,622.0
$5,608.0
$4,452.3
$4,888.5
$4,221.6
Georgia $908.3
$1,053.0
$1,992.5
$1,485.9
$953.1
Hawaii/Pacific $275.4
$371.5
$256.8
$269.3
$180.7
Idaho $514.1
$637.2
$489.8
$452.3
$442.5
Illinois $999.9
$1,308.9
$1,195.7
$1,444.9
$1,087.6
Indiana $856.0
$1,445.3
$1,294.4
$1,495.5
$1,170.3
Iowa $2,207.1
$2,504.7
$2,107.4
$2,750.6
$2,123.2
Kansas $851.9
$898.7
$613.2
$794.6
$804.1
Kentucky $1,953.0
$2,537.6
$2,476.7
$2,805.6
$1,908.0
Louisiana $3,502.7
$3,033.7
$2,386.8
$4,397.2
$2,604.5
Maine $196.3
$216.7
$223.9
$197.4
$199.3
Maryland $505.1
$581.2
$577.7
$455.7
$494.4
Massachusetts $612.5
$691.8
$887.7
$804.6
$593.5
Michigan $856.8
$842.4
$820.4
$844.4
$643.9
Minnesota $2,515.7
$1,314.5
$2,020.8
$1,137.8
$457.3
Mississippi $1,498.5
$1,817.4
$1,353.1
$1,856.3
$2,699.4
Missouri $1,186.7
$2,047.2
$2,095.0
$2,658.1
$1,306.3
Montana $892.1
$1,165.6
$1,751.5
$2,205.6
$1,417.5
Nebraska $1,401.7
$1,993.8
$1,464.8
$1,404.7
$1,605.9
Nevada $781.4
$993.5
$957.2
$651.3
$504.8
New Hampshire $556.8
$842.1
$799.9
$1,125.4
$621.3
New Jersey $604.0
$742.2
$663.2
$692.1
$611.2
New Mexico $217.7
$300.2
$285.2
$310.2
$279.7
New York $924.4
$936.0
$872.3
$974.7
$562.9
North Carolina $766.7
$1,098.9
$1,435.0
$1,658.6
$605.9
North Dakota $1,888.7
$2,144.9
$2,139.0
$1,289.4
$794.2
Ohio $1,384.5
$2,534.4
$1,748.8
$1,870.1
$974.8
Oklahoma $769.7
$859.8
$809.7
$875.0
$499.4
Oregon $1,096.7
$1,110.1
$1,045.3
$1,028.9
$2,059.5
Pennsylvania $1,437.8
$1,511.9
$1,052.4
$966.0
$566.6
Rhode Island $173.6
$185.7
$246.3
$342.7
$170.5
South Carolina $398.2
$1,647.3
$879.9
$775.2
$483.0
South Dakota $1,892.9
$2,499.6
$2,771.2
$2,904.3
$1,212.0
Tennessee $2,100.3
$1,592.7
$2,003.5
$2,617.8
$2,826.7
Texas $2,457.4
$3,516.2
$3,494.5
$2,979.8
$1,346.3
Utah $493.6
$578.2
$431.4
$302.6
$442.8
Vermont $537.8
$772.3
$706.2
$642.3
$798.4
Virginia $498.0
$666.6
$634.8
$503.8
$317.0
Washington $471.1
$575.5
$468.2
$726.4
$592.2
West Virginia $460.7
$518.3
$495.1
$522.3
$466.0
Wisconsin $953.8
$1,245.0
$1,021.3
$1,421.3
$596.1
Wyoming $307.9
$325.0
$586.9
$445.9
$949.9
Other $30,950.9
$28,860.5
$35,524.6
$31,722.9
$35,787.0
Total $90,768.1
$99,744.8
$102,833.2
$104,483.8
$86,792.3
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2014-2018 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

ACEP Financial Assistance Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Alabama $577.4
$559.2
$742.7
$2,906.8
$974.8
Alaska $809.4

$801.7
$579.2
$0.8
Arizona

$1,903.4
$12,428.2
$3,478.3
Arkansas $16,863.2
$19,533.3
$15,041.3
$40,998.2
$17,178.0
California $16,592.7
$15,553.7
$18,097.4
$19,523.4
$6,537.6
Colorado $3,997.5
$3,956.6
$12,949.0
$9,176.4
$4,502.5
Connecticut $3,734.9
$2,898.4
$4,362.8
$4,088.9
$1,993.7
Delaware $3,394.8
$3,966.8
$189.4
$1,731.6
$1,862.0
Florida $23,533.1
$25,311.4
$8,624.3
$46,551.6
$20,457.0
Georgia $4,846.6
$6,042.4
$2,990.9
$16,044.9
$2,469.5
Idaho $3,167.8
$665.2
$1,090.8
$2,060.5
$3,485.7
Illinois $1,117.0
$2,324.3
$2,865.7
$13,988.2
$2,340.9
Indiana $3,148.4
$3,313.8
$7,038.3
$12,644.2
$9,357.7
Iowa $11,553.1
$11,154.0
$13,140.9
$15,489.0
$12,643.7
Kansas $3,513.4
$1,919.1
$1,954.5
$5,690.5
$3,882.6
Kentucky $8,688.2
$8,773.5
$12,091.9
$15,013.6
$16,198.5
Louisiana $13,886.9
$13,652.3
$14,738.2
$19,746.1
$19,363.6
Maine $297.0
$345.8
$250.8
$378.3
$415.3
Maryland $917.0
$2,366.2
$2,626.1
$1,390.8
$1,160.1
Massachusetts $4,001.4
$2,271.0
$4,009.5
$4,206.6
$2,923.8
Michigan $2,629.1
$2,680.4
$3,228.8
$2,867.6
$1,784.3
Minnesota $1,080.0
$825.1
$1,400.3
$494.3
$1,945.6
Mississippi $5,359.2
$2,058.2
$5,296.5
$19,210.0
$18,326.3
Missouri $4,898.7
$4,442.1
$9,115.1
$18,646.4
$6,008.5
Montana $5,297.1
$4,188.4
$15,970.5
$29,465.8
$6,644.7
Nebraska $2,716.6
$2,528.1
$752.7
$4,648.4
$4,743.2
Nevada $3,602.0
$2,754.7
$37.1
$86.9
$1,476.3
New Hampshire $2,885.1
$3,570.9
$8,065.0
$6,852.6
$4,545.6
New Jersey $4,965.3
$4,670.8
$4,861.2
$3,169.8
$4,743.3
New Mexico

$682.4
$1,085.0
$412.0
New York $2,221.6
$3,003.4
$3,256.0
$2,770.1
$1,706.7
North Carolina $1,879.8
$584.3
$4,192.5
$4,898.7
$5,144.2
North Dakota $4,010.7
$3,798.0
$3,759.1
$4,748.6
$2,090.6
Ohio $7,431.8
$9,106.2
$8,381.0
$12,280.0
$7,134.2
Oklahoma $973.8
$808.1
$1,835.9
$2,879.3
$2,110.7
Oregon $618.9
$2,463.2
$393.9
$1,470.2
$6,150.0
Pennsylvania $3,992.5
$2,875.1
$2,404.4
$2,933.6
$1,748.7
Rhode Island $370.0
$285.1
$1,301.8
$794.3
$861.2
South Carolina $1,882.9
$574.8
$2,237.1
$1,431.5
$1,927.4
South Dakota $5,993.0
$5,882.5
$8,385.2
$6,019.2
$5,390.0
Tennessee $2,335.7
$2,482.8
$3,842.9
$10,030.2
$9,828.9
Texas $8,770.4
$5,542.5
$6,561.5
$9,449.3
$3,196.0
Utah $4,997.2
$3,096.9
$1,268.8
$10,579.7
$873.0
Vermont $3,605.7
$548.5
$7,291.9
$5,494.9
$4,446.9
Virginia $845.9
$1,777.3
$2,143.7
$343.9
$859.1
Washington $1,342.5
$12.3
$1,133.3
$9,421.0
$1,413.3
West Virginia $1,890.7
$48.5
$3,143.4
$1,030.7
$2,082.6
Wisconsin $2,771.3
$2,215.1
$3,594.1
$5,712.7
$2,356.3
Wyoming $1,500.0
$717.4
$2,797.7
$3,658.8
$4,461.4
Other $10,600.0
$-589.7

$4,436.5
$5,000.0
Total $226,107.3
$197,558.0
$242,843.4
$431,547.3
$250,637.1
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2014-2018 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Negative numbers reflect fund adjustments made throughout the year.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

ACEP Reimbursable Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Arkansas



$24.5
Kansas



$2.3
North Dakota



$6.4
South Dakota



$76.7
Vermont $25.0
$45.0
$0.5


Wisconsin


$1.4

Total $25.0
$45.0
$0.5
$1.4
$109.9
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2014-2018 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

Conservation Easements


Agricultural Land Easements:
NRCS provides financial assistance to eligible partners for purchasing Agricultural Land Easements that protect the agricultural use and conservation values of eligible land. Eligible partners include Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations that have farmland or grassland protection programs. NRCS may contribute up to 50 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land easement. Where NRCS determines that grasslands of special environmental significance will be protected, NRCS may contribute up to 75 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land easement.

Wetland Reserve Easements:
NRCS provides technical and financial assistance directly to private landowners and Indian tribes to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands through the purchase of a wetland reserve easement. For acreage owned by an Indian tribe, there is an additional enrollment option of a 30-year contract. Through the wetland reserve enrollment options, NRCS may enroll eligible land through:

  • Permanent Easements Permanent easements are conservation easements in perpetuity. NRCS pays 100 percent of the easement value for the purchase of the easement. Additionally, NRCS pays between 75 to 100 percent of the restoration costs.
  • 30-year Easements 30-year easements expire after 30 years. Under 30-year easements, NRCS pays 50 to 75 percent of the easement value for the purchase of the easement. Additionally, NRCS pays between 50 to 75 percent of the restoration costs.
  • Term Easements - Term easements are easements that are for the maximum duration allowed under applicable State laws. NRCS pays 50 to 75 percent of the easement value for the purchase of the term easement. Additionally, NRCS pays between 50 to 75 percent of the restoration costs.
  • 30-year Contracts 30-year contracts are only available to enroll acreage owned by Indian tribes, and program payment rates are commensurate with 30-year easements.

    Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership - The 2014 Farm Bill replaced the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program with the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership as an enrollment option under ACEP WRE. WREP continues to be a voluntary program through which NRCS signs agreements with eligible partners to leverage resources to carry out high priority wetland protection, restoration and enhancement and to improve wildlife habitat.

ACEP Total Easements by State
State
2014 Number of Easements 2014 Acres Enrolled 2015 Number of Easements 2015 Acres Enrolled 2016 Number of Easements 2016 Acres Enrolled 2017 Number of Easements 2017 Acres Enrolled 2018 Number of Easements 2018 Acres Enrolled
Alabama 2
223.6
2
143.6


8
842.6
2
267.0
Alaska 1
68.3


1
74.1
1
70.0


Arizona



1
6,043.0
4
16,374.9
2
3,164.8
Arkansas 26
5,835.9
6
5,075.8
17
4,576.1
32
12,662.4
16
4,179.8
California 17
12,234.3
8
15,559.5
11
6,818.2
12
18,959.4
7
10,407.8
Colorado 6
5,217.1
6
2,220.5
10
6,215.0
10
9,469.4
6
6,610.8
Connecticut 10
811.2
13
643.1
9
1,037.5
11
748.4
7
659.1
Delaware 2
74.7
2
396.5


15
1,952.8
9
1,489.0
Florida 13
7,023.0
10
6,321.7
5
974.5
21
14,042.0
6
10,642.5
Georgia 10
3,022.5
4
3,512.0
3
421.8
15
8,978.9
5
928.1
Idaho 3
4,193.7
2
1,136.0
3
688.7
5
2,509.8
6
5,937.6
Illinois 7
305.5
5
597.3
12
776.0
22
2,860.5
2
258.0
Indiana 11
842.1
14
680.4
16
1,552.6
43
2,934.1
18
1,902.0
Iowa 18
1,667.9
6
1,839.4
19
2,358.5
22
2,571.7
22
1,617.3
Kansas 14
2,556.8
5
2,864.6
5
561.5
23
1,717.8
5
804.1
Kentucky 22
2,387.0
21
2,606.6
24
3,871.0
16
2,670.9
26
3,058.1
Louisiana 20
6,413.4
38
9,021.4
43
6,483.8
41
8,247.9
9
4,613.3
Maine 1
19.7
2
118.7
1
81.8
2
525.0
3
394.0
Maryland 3
208.3
4
663.4
9
720.8
3
140.7
3
87.5
Massachusetts 12
483.1
6
364.2
4
109.1
7
544.3
13
546.6
Michigan 10
881.8
9
777.3
11
1,302.2
13
1,443.7
5
712.0
Minnesota 3
809.4
3
151.1
5
460.6
3
164.9
3
320.7
Mississippi 11
1,836.4
3
441.9
14
2,381.1
27
6,038.1
19
2,731.8
Missouri 9
1,602.4
9
770.0
11
1,629.6
9
3,316.8
5
834.8
Montana 4
19,114.1
6
9,920.1
16
50,346.5
30
101,451.0
9
15,731.4
Nebraska 5
1,270.2
3
358.3
2
2,991.0
22
4,118.0
11
1,023.0
Nevada 3
4,691.9
1
2,784.6




3
1,712.1
New Hampshire 14
928.7
14
1,466.1
17
2,325.6
18
2,646.7
14
1,240.5
New Jersey 10
492.4
1
373.5
9
809.9
5
485.7
14
949.3
New Mexico



1
5,239.0
1
8,500.0
2
4,572.6
New York 11
835.1
8
772.9
10
980.9
14
1,317.7
3
243.3
North Carolina 2
701.4
1
111.0
7
559.8
9
2,770.0
4
359.7
North Dakota 14
3,091.5
11
2,838.2
12
2,491.1
21
4,415.2
3
890.4
Ohio 15
4,653.6
21
2,776.3
27
3,818.3
35
5,038.1
19
2,676.8
Oklahoma 4
532.8


3
2,425.2
8
1,628.8
2
716.2
Oregon 1
17.6
1
12,225.0
2
2,181.8
3
3,867.0
1
8,500.0
Pennsylvania 8
444.0
14
456.3
13
1,028.0
10
680.4
7
953.1
Rhode Island 1
37.4
2
25.9
5
158.3
4
60.4
4
110.9
South Carolina 1
271.7
4
1,258.5
4
2,464.2
2
655.1
4
1,134.8
South Dakota 15
1,814.3
11
1,420.2
17
2,084.2
13
1,855.6
8
2,969.9
Tennessee 9
1,023.5
6
889.6
12
997.3
15
2,524.6
3
2,399.5
Texas 4
2,777.9
1
1,105.0
10
11,059.7
9
6,737.9
3
753.7
Utah 4
4,233.5
2
4,081.0
2
126.2
4
1,101.1
2
125.5
Vermont 24
3,683.1
2
192.5
29
3,524.1
28
3,380.6
20
2,523.5
Virginia 1
293.2
5
666.0
2
234.9
1
65.0
4
344.0
Washington 2
290.0


3
524.1
13
9,035.6
4
2,681.9
West Virginia 2
622.0


4
931.5
6
960.2
5
884.9
Wisconsin 15
993.1
10
655.1
11
707.7
9
1,216.5
5
463.3
Wyoming 2
4,863.0
2
2,440.0
5
12,373.0
4
12,068.0
6
6,895.5
Total 402
116,393.7
304
102,721.1
457
159,519.7
649
296,366.2
359
123,022.2
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Easement Staging Tool (NEST), October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

ACEP Agricultural Land Easements by State
State
2014 Number of Easements 2014 Acres Enrolled 2015 Number of Easements 2015 Acres Enrolled 2016 Number of Easements 2016 Acres Enrolled 2017 Number of Easements 2017 Acres Enrolled 2018 Number of Easements 2018 Acres Enrolled
Alaska 1
68.3


1
74.1
1
70.0


Arizona



1
6,043.0
4
16,374.9
2
3,164.8
California 8
8,958.0
4
10,618.4
4
5,370.2
8
17,632.6
6
9,882.5
Colorado 6
5,217.1
6
2,220.5
10
6,215.0
10
9,469.4
5
6,592.3
Connecticut 10
811.2
13
643.1
9
1,037.5
11
748.4
7
659.1
Florida 5
3,451.6
5
1,342.1
4
141.4
4
8,582.9
3
6,633.0
Georgia 1
51.2


3
421.8
2
110.9
2
100.8
Idaho 3
4,193.7
2
1,136.0
2
625.5
3
2,392.0
4
5,874.0
Illinois

2
201.0
3
291.1




Iowa

1
696.0
1
560.0
1
295.0


Kansas 1
1,622.8
2
2,513.7






Kentucky 9
972.5
12
1,018.0
11
1,307.4


5
273.0
Maine 1
19.7
2
118.7
1
81.8
2
525.0
3
394.0
Maryland



2
362.1




Massachusetts 11
427.7
5
141.2
4
109.1
5
471.5
12
514.6
Michigan 6
726.5
6
616.6
8
1,115.0
11
1,366.0
5
712.0
Minnesota 2
180.4








Mississippi



1
521.0
2
323.7
3
161.6
Montana 4
19,114.1
6
9,920.1
12
49,699.3
19
91,647.7
9
15,731.4
Nebraska 1
983.6


2
2,991.0
3
2,316.0


Nevada 1
4,535.0
1
2,784.6




2
1,490.1
New Hampshire 8
416.1
5
487.5
6
668.9
6
547.8
8
590.1
New Jersey 7
379.9
1
373.5
4
504.6
5
485.7
11
853.3
New Mexico



1
5,239.0
1
8,500.0
1
4,560.0
New York 3
191.8
3
579.2
4
516.2
7
1,150.3
1
143.0
North Carolina 1
173.6
1
111.0
7
559.8
8
843.0
4
359.7
Ohio 12
3,614.3
11
2,259.6
21
3,500.0
23
4,257.9
10
2,295.2
Oklahoma



1
1,784.0




Oregon

1
12,225.0
2
2,181.8
1
3,755.0
1
8,500.0
Pennsylvania 3
266.9
2
119.9
8
800.2
4
480.5
7
953.1
Rhode Island 1
37.4
2
25.9
3
105.0
3
39.2
2
58.5
South Carolina 1
271.7
3
723.5
2
1,522.2




Tennessee 1
231.6
1
190.9






Texas 2
682.1
1
1,105.0
8
11,017.9
4
5,273.8
2
640.0
Utah 3
4,125.3
2
4,081.0
2
126.2
4
1,101.1
2
125.5
Vermont 23
3,198.8
1
60.0
26
3,365.7
21
2,784.8
18
2,485.4
Virginia

3
435.8
1
162.3
1
65.0
3
253.0
Washington



3
524.1
13
9,035.6
2
2,543.9
West Virginia 2
622.0


4
931.5
6
960.2
5
884.9
Wisconsin 2
234.2
5
316.7
2
216.5
2
289.5
2
203.9
Wyoming 2
4,863.0
2
2,440.0
5
12,373.0
4
12,068.0
6
6,895.5
Total 141
70,641.9
111
59,504.0
189
123,065.0
212
205,793.1
164
88,429.1
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Easement Staging Tool (NEST), October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

ACEP Wetlands Reserve Easements by State
State
2014 Number of Easements 2014 Acres Enrolled 2015 Number of Easements 2015 Acres Enrolled 2016 Number of Easements 2016 Acres Enrolled 2017 Number of Easements 2017 Acres Enrolled 2018 Number of Easements 2018 Acres Enrolled
Alabama 2
223.6
2
143.6


8
842.6
2
267.0
Arkansas 26
5,835.9
6
5,075.8
17
4,576.1
32
12,662.4
16
4,179.8
California 9
3,276.3
4
4,941.1
7
1,448.0
4
1,326.8
1
525.3
Delaware 2
74.7
2
396.5


2
123.0


Florida 8
3,571.4
5
4,979.6
1
833.1
17
5,459.1
3
4,009.5
Georgia 9
2,971.3
4
3,512.0


13
8,868.0
3
827.3
Idaho



1
63.3
2
117.8
2
63.6
Illinois 7
305.5
3
396.3
9
485.0
22
2,860.5
2
258.0
Indiana 11
842.1
14
680.4
16
1,552.6
43
2,934.1
17
1,730.0
Iowa 18
1,667.9
5
1,143.4
18
1,798.5
21
2,276.7
22
1,617.3
Kansas 13
934.0
3
350.9
5
561.5
23
1,717.8
5
804.1
Kentucky 13
1,414.5
9
1,588.7
13
2,563.6
16
2,670.9
21
2,785.1
Louisiana 20
6,413.4
38
9,021.4
43
6,483.8
41
8,247.9
9
4,613.3
Maryland 3
208.3
4
663.4
7
358.8
3
140.7
3
87.5
Massachusetts 1
55.4
1
223.0


2
72.8
1
32.0
Michigan 4
155.4
3
160.8
3
187.2
2
77.6


Minnesota 1
629.0
3
151.1
5
460.6
3
164.9
3
320.7
Mississippi 11
1,836.4
3
441.9
13
1,860.1
25
5,714.4
16
2,570.2
Missouri 9
1,602.4
9
770.0
11
1,629.6
9
3,316.8
5
834.8
Montana



4
647.3
11
9,803.3


Nebraska 4
286.6
3
358.3


19
1,802.0
11
1,023.0
Nevada 2
156.9






1
222.0
New Hampshire 6
512.6
9
978.7
11
1,656.7
12
2,099.0
6
650.4
New Jersey 3
112.4


5
305.2


3
96.0
New York 8
643.3
5
193.7
6
464.7
7
167.4
2
100.3
North Carolina 1
527.8




1
1,927.0


North Dakota 14
3,091.5
11
2,838.2
12
2,491.1
21
4,415.2
3
890.4
Ohio 3
1,039.3
10
516.7
6
318.3
12
780.3
9
381.7
Oklahoma 4
532.8


2
641.2
8
1,628.8
2
716.2
Oregon 1
17.6




2
112.0


Pennsylvania 5
177.1
12
336.4
5
227.8
6
199.9


Rhode Island



2
53.3
1
21.2
2
52.4
South Carolina

1
535.0
2
942.0
2
655.1
4
1,134.8
South Dakota 15
1,814.3
11
1,420.2
17
2,084.2
13
1,855.6
7
729.9
Tennessee 8
791.9
5
698.7
12
997.3
15
2,524.6
3
2,399.5
Texas 2
2,095.9


2
41.8
5
1,464.1
1
113.7
Utah 1
108.2








Vermont 1
484.3
1
132.5
3
158.4
7
595.8
2
38.1
Virginia 1
293.2
2
230.3
1
72.6


1
91.0
Washington 2
290.0






2
138.0
Wisconsin 13
758.9
5
338.4
9
491.2
7
927.0
3
259.3
Total 261
45,751.7
193
43,217.1
268
36,454.7
437
90,573.1
195
34,593.1
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Easement Staging Tool (NEST), October 2018.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

Conservation Practice Implementation

Conservation practices are planned and applied at the land unit level. The land unit is the smallest unit of land that has a permanent or contiguous boundary, a common land cover and land management, and a common owner or a common producer. The following tables include data for 2014.

As conservation practices are measured in different units (acres, feet, square feet, etc.), the challenge for reporting performance at various levels is how to aggregate across practices. Although practices may affect resources beyond the land unit boundary, or be applied only on part of the land unit, the land unit does provide a common metric to aggregate over practices since each applied practice is associated with a specific land unit. Analysis of the data reveals that most practices are measured in acres and most of the practice applied amounts match the land unit acres of the field on which the practice was applied. Therefore, land unit acreage is the metric on which the acres of land receiving conservation treatment are calculated.

The data presented in this section reflect the fiscal year in which conservation practices were applied, which can occur at any point during the duration of the ACEP easement. Totals presented here are not comparable to program enrollment acres or easement acres.


Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation
Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count),
by Fiscal Year
ACEP Practices
State 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Alabama 57
1
115
2




26
2
Arkansas

2,418
249
3,256
89


131
3
California 162
2








Colorado

534
5






Delaware 2
1








Georgia



303
1


33
1
Illinois

8
1






Indiana



90
6


61
3
Iowa 4
2


774
83
703
163
1,677
83
Kansas

57
2




23
13
Kentucky 14
1








Louisiana 105
1


4
3
1,137
27


Maryland



62
14




Massachusetts





92
2
37
1
Michigan

152
18






Minnesota 312
2
67
2
119
16
501
3
344
6
Missouri

312
29


602
47
332
56
Nebraska 1,924
8
973
7
4,016
29
2,508
55
3,626
47
Nevada





51
2
157
6
New Hampshire







60
1
New Jersey







133
1
New York

11
1


89
5


North Carolina



7
3




North Dakota





410
8
140
2
Oklahoma

665
7
164
7
784
16


Pennsylvania



26
5
32
11
176
16
South Dakota

195
10
271
16
697
23
96
2
Texas

8
1




2,728
2
Vermont

110
1


121
2
328
7
Virginia

5
1






Wisconsin

62
1
86
5
184
11
301
3
Total 2,580
18
5,690
337
9,176
277
7,909
375
10,408
255
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


Conservation Practices Related to Fish and Wildlife

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management. The environment that NRCS helps its clients conserve, maintain, and improve is also habitat for fish and wildlife and other biological resources. While every practice and management action taken on the land has some effect on biological resources, the following practices are specifically related to fish and wildlife habitat.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2014-2018

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
ACEP Fish and Wildlife Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Conservation Cover 327

534
1
2,862
36
5,164
61
5,528
46
Access Control 472 4
1
5
1


1,488
23
557
2
Streambank and Shoreline Protection 580





97
2
307
3
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats 643 468
1
557
4
1,093
7


313
1
Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management 644

882
10
857
9
1,864
19
500
5
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 645 162
2
818
13
758
14
964
23
2,026
15
Shallow Water Development and Management 646

5,094
23
5,621
16
367
7
424
3
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management 647

3,945
17
920
3




Wetland Restoration 657 31
1
3,212
33
3,636
47
4,173
64
2,012
46
Wetland Enhancement 659

685
2
6
2
25
6
513
18
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Fish and Wildlife Management were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of the land treated with fish and wildlife habitat practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
ACEP Fish and Wildlife Practices
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 665
5
4,624
104
5,332
134
4,328
205
3,948
139
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


Conservation Practices Related to Grazing Land Conservation

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Grazing Land Conservation. NRCS is committed to conserving and enhancing private grazing land resources. This includes conservation practices which: conserve and improve wildlife habitat on private grazing land; conserve and improve fish habitat and aquatic systems through grazing land conservation treatment; protect and improve water quality; improve the dependability and consistency of water supplies; and identify and manage weed, noxious weed, and brush encroachment problems. Note that only practices applied on grazed range, grazed forest, native and naturalized pasture, or pasture land are included.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2014-2018

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
ACEP Grazing Land Conservation Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Brush Management 314







2,728
2
Herbaceous Weed Control 315







157
6
Fence 382



5
1
51
2
140
2
Forage and Biomass Planting 512 14
1








Livestock Pipeline 516



291
1




Prescribed Grazing 528 369
3
24
2


154
1
33
1
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 595





154
1


Watering Facility 614



370
3




Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Grazing Land Conservation were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of grazing land treated with conservation practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
ACEP Grazing Land Conservation Practices
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 383
4
24
2
661
5
204
4
3,058
11
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


Conservation Practices Related to Water Quality

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Water Quality. Water quality is an indicator of the health of our environment and reflects what occurs on the land. The primary water quality issues from agriculture are sediment, nutrients, pesticides, pathogens, and in some parts of the country, salinity. Using conservation practices to improve land in an environmentally sound manner will result in better water quality for drinking, recreation, wildlife, fisheries and industry.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2014-2018

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
ACEP Water Quality Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Conservation Cover 327

534
1
2,862
36
5,164
61
5,528
46
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed 329

138
10




31
4
Cover Crop 340 2
1
67
1


133
1
81
5
Critical Area Planting 342

970
13


1,343
12
673
15
Water Well Decommissioning 351





36
1


Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment 380 4
1








Grassed Waterway 412

57
1






Access Control 472 4
1
5
1


1,488
23
557
2
Mulching 484



41
1




Prescribed Grazing 528 369
3
24
2
282
2
274
4
33
1
Drainage Water Management 554

8
1






Access Road 560

5,880
24
70
2




Streambank and Shoreline Protection 580





97
2
307
3
Structure for Water Control 587

5,482
26
1,086
9
4,537
16
494
13
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 595





230
11
223
1
Tree/Shrub Establishment 612

23,692
106
9,759
35
429
10
651
7
Wetland Restoration 657 31
1
3,212
33
3,636
47
4,173
64
2,012
46
Wetland Enhancement 659

685
2
6
2
25
6
513
18
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Water Quality were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of land treated with water quality practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
ACEP Water Quality Practices
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 405
7
4,045
221
4,457
134
4,915
211
3,609
161
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


Conservation Practices Related to Wetlands

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Wetlands. Healthy wetland ecosystems function to modulate drought and floods, provide wildlife habitat, filter pollutants, retain sediment, store carbon, and cycle nutrients. The goal of the wetland conservation practices is to restore, enhance and protect the quality and quantity of wetlands.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2014-2018
Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
ACEP Wetlands Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Wetland Restoration 657 31
1
3,212
33
3,636
47
4,173
64
2,012
46
Wetland Enhancement 659

685
2
6
2
25
6
513
18
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Grazing Land Conservation, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Wetlands were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of land treated with wetland conservation practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
ACEP Wetlands Practices
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 31
1
3,746
35
2,836
49
3,301
70
2,483
64
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2018.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

More Information

The data in this report can be downloaded here.


For more information about NRCS Conservation Programs, visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/

Citation for this website:
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) October 2018
National Easement Staging Tool (NEST) October 2018
Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS) October 2018
National Planning and Agreements Database October 2018
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC. 31 March 2019*
<http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/NRCS_RCA/reports/srpt_cp_acep.html>

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