NRCS provides $3.85 million to protect and restore agricultural working lands, grasslands and wetlands


By Katherine Burse-Johnson
Special to The SUN

United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado is making available up to $3.85 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).

NRCS is making $332 million in financial and technical assistance available nationwide to help productive farm and ranch lands remain in agriculture and to protect the nation’s critical wetlands and grasslands.

“NRCS helps farmers, ranchers, private forest landowners and partners to achieve their conservation goals using our technical expertise, Farm Bill funding and sound conservation planning,” said Clint Evans, Colorado NRCS state conservationist. “Conservation easements are an important tool to help these landowners and partners voluntarily provide long-term protection of our nation’s farmland, ranchland, wetlands and grasslands for future generations.”

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