Conservation easement

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Conservation easement

The easement restricting a landowner to land uses that are compatible with long-term conservation and environmental values. Also, a preservation tool that may be used by a land trust or conservation group to limit development.
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The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to maintain land for farming and ranching.
The work will tap into resources from both the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program.
It would create the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, which would coordinate the activities of the existing Wetlands Reserve Program, the Grassland Reserve Program, and the Farmland Protection Program.
Zurbrugg and Sokolow (2006) identified soil productivity and urban growth pressure as important variables in determining parcel suitability for national agricultural conservation easement programs.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government developed the first agricultural conservation easement program by a local government.
The local and state agricultural economy will benefit from this agreement and the resulting permanent agricultural conservation easement.
Created by the 2014 Farm Bill, WREP is a special enrollment option under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program's Wetland Reserve Easement component.
The district identifies the area that agricultural conservation easement (PACE) programs concentrate on for easement purchase.
An agricultural conservation easement is a voluntary, legally recorded agreement between a property owner and a qualified conservation organization or public trust that restricts land to agriculture and open space uses.
Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands.
The Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program identifies properties and slows the loss of prime farmland to non-agricultural uses.
The new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program continued many of the same easement priorities in a more streamlined fashion.

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