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Easements

Protecting and Enhancing Our Natural Resources

NRCS Offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment. All NRCS easement programs are voluntary. We provide technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are needed to make NRCS easement programs successful.

Easement Programs

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (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.

Contact

Dean Kwasny, Easement Programs Specialist
Phone: 530-792-5648
Email: Dean.Kwasny@ca.usda.gov

Alan Forkey, Programs Manager
Phone: 530-792-5653
Email: Alan.Forkey@ca.usda.gov