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NRCS seeks partners for easement restoration

$250 million available for restoration work


Bari Williams, Easement Program Specialist

Robert Hathorne, Public Affairs Specialist

PORTLAND, Ore. - (Mar. 20, 2018) - Proposals for restoration work on degraded wetlands, floodplains and forest easements are now being accepted by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Qualified individuals and organizations must submit applications by May 18, 2018 to be considered. Nationwide, $250 million is available for easement restoration work.

For complete details and to apply, visit and search "USDA-NRCS-US-WRP-ACEP-EWPP-HFRP-18-01".

"Conservation easements are a great investment when it comes to protecting Oregon's natural resources. We're doubling down on that investment to make sure private land easements continue to improve water quality, reduce flooding and provide wildlife habitat," said Loren Unruh, Assistant State Conservationist for Conservation Programs.

For more information about conservation easements in Oregon, visit the NRCS easements page.