USDA Sets Agricultural Conservation Easement Application Cutoff Date!

BOZEMAN, Mont., January 4, 2021 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Montana is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous basis, applications for the next funding consideration must be submitted by February 5, 2021.

“Easements are sometimes a perfect fit for a landowner who is looking to protect his or her land from future development or to protect and improve wetlands or provide critical habitat for wildlife,” said Allen Persinger, NRCS assistant state conservationist for easement programs in Montana.

If you are or know a landowner in Lewis and Clark County who is interested in learning more about ACEP (Agricultural Conservation Easement Program), please call the USDA Service Center, Helena Field Office at 406-449-5000 ext. 3 to contact someone at the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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