Florida NRCS Releases 2023 Report of Conservation Accomplishments

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS


The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS-FL) recently released its annual report of accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2023, which highlights the impacts of federal and partner investments toward protecting and improving natural resources in Florida. 

According to the new report NRCS in Florida, from September 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023, obligated $44.6 million in financial assistance for Farm Bill programs during FY 2023. They also completed restoration, repair and stewardship of 28,899 acres of easements. Currently, NRCS conservation easements protect 288,131 acres in Florida.

“NRCS has seen historic increases in funding levels, as demand for our conservation services has also increased,” said Walter Albarran, Acting State Conservationist. “We are grateful for partners and contract employees that help our producers apply conservation practices that improve their economic bottom line.”


The annual report showcases Florida NRCS conservation efforts across programs and state initiatives for the year including Agricultural Land Easements, Farm Bill Conservation Programs, Emergency Assistance, Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects, and Outreach Initiatives. These efforts helped reduce erosion, improve soil health, and protect water quality.

Florida NRCS serves diverse agricultural needs through a state office, four area offices, 34 field offices, and a Plant Materials Center.

Visit the Florida NRCS State Office online to download the full annual report (PDF) or view the Flipbook here.

Additional information on NRCS programs is also available at your local USDA Service Center.