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Wetlands Proposal Deadline is Friday

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners and conservation partners the deadline to submit proposals to protect and restore critical wetlands is June 14. USDA is making available up to $40 million in technical and financial assistance for these projects. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention and recreational benefits …

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Saving Florida’s Treasured Wetlands

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Many living in the state of Florida understand why wetlands are treasures of the state. But according to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly half of 20.3 million wetland acres have been lost since settlers began draining and diking wetlands in the 19th century. And of course the growing population threatens what remains. So USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation service …

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USDA Seeks Project Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants landowners to know they are making available up to $40 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Funding will be provided through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), part of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Through WREP, states, local units …

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April 15 is ACEP Signup Deadline in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

For eligible Alabama producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s (ACEP) Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components, a reminder April 15th is the signup deadline for 2019 funding. In a release, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama Ben Malone, said “We are looking to work with landowners and partners to help …

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Conservation Easement Signup Underway in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

It was announced last week that applications are now being accepted to fund agricultural easements in Florida. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through two programs: Agricultural Land Easements and Wetland Reserve Easements. You have until April 25, 2019 to apply. Applications are available on the Florida NRCS website, or at your local …

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Conserving Working Lands and Wetlands Through ACEP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners that NRCS can provide financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). There are two components to this program, Agricultural Land Easements and Wetland Reserve Easements. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan says ACEP offers a lot of opportunities. Conserving Working Lands and …

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Florida Ranch Tour Highlights Conservation Programs

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Conservation easement programs were discussed Thursday morning during a tour held at Blackbeard’s Ranch in Manatee County. The ranch is restoring and protecting critical wetlands through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). One of those participating in the tour was NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan. He told Southeast AgNet that the project is a partnership effort. …

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NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for WRE Funds

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for WRE Funds USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Ben Malone announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements component should apply for program funds by May 31, 2018 at their local NRCS service center in Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Wetland reserve easements allow landowners to enhance and …