Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) program applications are due April 15 at local U.S. Department of Agriculture service centers. Distributed through the Natural Resources Conservation Service, WRE helps enhance and protect habitat for wildlife, reduce flooding impacts, recharge groundwater and more. ALE funding will protect agricultural lands by limiting non-agricultural uses. Learn more at nrcs.usda.gov.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-ups are due April 25. EQIP includes wildlife, forestry, cropland erosion, cropland irrigation, grazing land and water quality concerns. Visit nrcs.usda.gov to learn more.