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.