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Easements

Easements - Lajas Valley flood

Protecting and Enhancing our Natural Resources

NRCS offers easement programs to eligible landowners to conserve working agricultural lands, wetlands, grasslands and forestlands.

Our easement programs include:

  • Vaquería Soto y Bidot - Taller Informativo Salud de Suelo, 19 de Mayo 2016, CamuyAgricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - ACEP provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. Under the Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) component, NRCS helps territorial and local governments, non-government organizations and Indian tribes to protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land. Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) component, NRCS helps to restore, protect and enhance enrolled wetlands.
  • November Event ImageHealthy Forests Reserve Program - HFRP helps landowners restore, enhance and protect forestland resource on private lands through easements and financial assistance. Through HFRP, landowners promote the recovery of endangered or threatened species, improve plant and animal biodiversity and enhance carbon sequestration.