The Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from agricultural producers in Nevada for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) through January 23, 2023.
RENO, Nev. – The Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from agricultural producers in Nevada for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which helps producers enroll wetlands, grasslands and farmlands into conservation easements.
While NRCS accepts ACEP applications year-round, Nevada producers and landowners should apply by January 20, 2023, to be considered for funding in the current cycle. Applications received after the sign-up date will automatically be considered during the next funding cycle. Funding is provided through a competitive process.
ACEP enrollment options include:
• ACEP-Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE): Helps restore, protect and enhance wetlands on eligible land. Wetland reserve easements are either perpetual, 30-years, or maximum duration under state law, or 30-year contracts (for Indian Tribes).
• ACEP-Agricultural Land Easements (ALE): Protects farmlands and grasslands by limiting non-agricultural uses of the land. Agricultural Land Easements are either perpetual or the maximum duration allowed under State law.
Find Nevada’s sign-up periods for ACEP and other conservation programs at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs-initiatives/acep-agricultural-conser….
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