The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components should apply for program funds by April 15 at their local USDA service center.
Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements component, financial assistance is available for landowners to enhance and protect habitat for wildlife on their lands, reduce impacts from flooding, recharge groundwater and provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.
Under the Agricultural Land Easements component, funding will protect agricultural lands by limiting non-agricultural uses. NRCS partners with approved state or local units of government and certain nongovernmental organizations who arrange for the purchase of development rights through conservation easements on private lands.
To learn more contact your local NRCS office, go to the Alabama NRCS website.