ACEP Agricultural Land Easements

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon
Description: 

Deadline passed as of April 24, 2017. Deadline for 2018 unknown. Agricultural Land Easements protect the long-term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to non-agricultural uses. Land protected by agricultural land easements provides additional public benefits, including environmental quality, historic preservation, wildlife habitat and protection of open space.Wetland Reserve Easements provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species, improve water quality by filtering sediments and chemicals, reduce flooding, recharge groundwater, protect biological diversity and provide opportunities for educational, scientific and limited recreational activities.

Category: 
Agriculture, land use, protection, restoration, management, conservation, climate science, recreation, hunting, fishing, gathering
Funding Amount: 
Under the Agricultural Land component, NRCS may contribute up to 50 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land easement.
Matching Funds: 
Yes

Geography:

Eligibility: 
American Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations that have farmland, rangelan d or grassland protection programs.