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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program


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.

ACEP utilizes agreements through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) to encourage partnerships to enroll eligible land into conservation easements and to implement restoration projects.

Please check the individual program webpages above for deadlines and instructions on how to apply.

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Program Contact

Athena Cholas
Resource Conservationist
(505) 761-4419