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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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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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USDA Seeking Public Input on Wetland Determination Guidance

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Public comment period for wetland conservation compliance rule open through February 5 Farmers are reminded that updated guidelines for wetland determinations are posted and available for public input. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind the public that the 60-day comment period for the updated guidance is open through February 5. This opportunity to comment is not impacted …

USDA Updates Wetland Determination Guidance

Dan USDA-NRCS

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is improving the process in how it makes wetland determinations, updating guidance to improve consistency and timeliness as well as to responding to feedback from farmers and other stakeholders. The updates do not change the definition of a wetland for USDA program participation purposes, but rather provides greater …

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Are Wetland Easements Right for You?

Dan USDA-NRCS

Here is a question for landowners across the Southeast….could a Wetland Easement be right for you? Those who would like to restore and protect wetlands on their property can get help from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by enrolling in a conservation easement. Are Wetland Easements Right for You

USDA Offers Assistance to Protect Privately-Owned Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $250 million in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect these valuable lands. The Agricultural …

USDA Seeks Project Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

Dan Industry News Release

Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention and recreational benefits to communities.