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Funding for wetland conservation approaches deadline

Funding for wetland conservation approaches deadline

By Scout Nelson

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding eligible partners that the submission deadline for the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) proposals is approaching. WREP, part of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), aims to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands across the nation.

Nebraska NRCS State Conservationist Rob Lawson emphasizes that "Wetland Reserve Easements protect vital wetlands, support diverse wildlife, improve water quality, reduce flooding, and offer educational and recreational opportunities."

To assist potential partners, NRCS is hosting a training workshop on June 20, 2024, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. CDT. This session will cover participation details and enrollment options for Fiscal Year 2025. The workshop will be recorded and accessible on the NRCS ACEP webpage.

Eligible entities, including state agencies, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and American Indian tribes, can submit proposals for projects ranging from individual to group landowner projects or specific wetland types within designated areas.

Partners benefit from the ability to leverage additional resources for restoration efforts and provide in-kind contributions for project management tasks. They are required to contribute financially or through technical assistance and maintain active status in the System for Award Management (SAM).

Proposals must adhere to all ACEP-WRE eligibility and program requirements and are due by August 16, 2024. Submissions should be sent to state-specific NRCS contacts and a courtesy copy to

Interested parties are encouraged to collaborate with their NRCS state office to ensure proposals meet the necessary criteria for an Agricultural Conservation Easement.

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