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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Wetland Reserve Easements

Sign-up for this program is on a continuous basis. However, the next batching deadline for applications to be considered for 2020 funding is March 23, 2020. You can view the press release about the 2020 application deadline here. Landowners who are interested in this program are encouraged to submit an application to their local county USDA Service Center.

To learn how to get started with NRCS, visit

The following documents require Acrobat Reader
WRE Fact Sheet 2020
WRE Application Form
WRE Ranking Criteria
WRE Geographic Area Rate Caps

Looking for more information about wetlands?

For definitions, quick facts and informational links about why we all need wetlands, please visit our wetland information page. The Conservation Compliance page provides links to guide agricultural producers and technical service providers through the complicated rules of compliance.

For more information on successful WRE projects in Vermont, please view our success stories pages.

For more information contact: 


James Eikenberry, Wetlands Specialist
phone: 802-449-7255