Conservation Funding Announcement


The Long Island Sound Regional Conservation Partnership Program  (LISW-RCPP)

2019 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program - Agricultural Land Easement Grant Round

​for Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Only

Enrollment Period: July 22, 2019, to Sept. 20, 2019


The purpose of the LISW-RCPP - Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) - Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) grant round is to assist landowners, on a voluntary basis, in helping to restore, enhance and protect forestland resources on private lands through permanent conservation easements (on parcels covered up to 99% in forest).

The LISW-RCPP has developed this 2019 pre-screening application process to help NRCS direct up to $600,000 in ACEP-ALE funding to land protection projects in VT, MA, and RI and the LI Sound Watershed that:

  • Permanently protect actively managed agricultural/forest land that will contribute to local economic activity
  • Improve plant and animal biodiversity
  • Enhance carbon sequestration
  • Protect drinking water supply resource areas

Click here for more information, to access a webmap, and download a Request for Proposals, Pre-screening Application and more.



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