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Healthy Forests Reserve Program

HFRP Web Asset

 

The Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) is offered to provide financial and technical assistance to eligible participants who want to voluntarily protect, restore, or enhance threatened and endangered species habitat on forest properties they own or manage. California's HFRP focuses on habitat restoration and enhancement projects that have the potential to benefit listed anadromous fish and other at-risk wildlife.

Benefits

HFRP provides landowners with 10-year restoration agreements and 30-year or permanent easements for specific conservation actions. For acreage owned by an Indian tribe, there is an additional enrollment option of a 30-year contract. Some landowners may avoid regulatory restrictions under the Endangered Species Act by restoring or improving habitat on their land for a specified period of time.

HFRP applicants must provide proof of ownership, or an operator (tenant) must provide written concurrence from the landowner of tenancy for the period of the HFRP restoration agreement in order to be eligible. Land enrolled in HFRP easements must be privately owned or owned by Indian tribes and restore, enhance or measurably increase the recovery of threatened or endangered species, improve biological diversity or increase carbon storage.

Land enrolled in HFRP easements - must be privately owned or owned by Indian tribes and restore, enhance or measurably increase the recovery of threatened or endangered species, improve biological diversity or increase carbon storage.

Contact

RaeAnn Dubay, Program Manager
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Davis State Office, California
Phone: 530-792-5653
Email: RaeAnn.Dubay@usda.gov
 
Dean Kwasny, Easement Programs Specialist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Davis State Office, California
Phone: 530-792-5648
Email: Dean.Kwasny@usda.gov