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Healthy Forest Reserve Program


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.

Detailed information on HFRP benefits, eligibility, and enrollment option is available.

Program Documents

HFRP Results by Fiscal Year, 2009 - 2014

HFRP results data for FY2009 - 2014 are available in HTML and CSV

Additional Information

NRCS amended the HFRP regulation in 7CFR, See the changes in the Final Rule for Changes to Existing Programs on the Federal Register website.

USDA Forest Service