The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is a voluntary federal conservation program implemented by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that protects agricultural land and conserves wetlands. The program has two enrollment options: Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE). ACEP–ALE provides matching funds to eligible entities to buy conservation easements on farm and ranch land. This fact sheet provides information about ACEP–ALE implementation and final allocations to states by fiscal year.
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program–Agricultural Land Easements
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
January 30, 2020
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos
Conservation Easements, Federal Farmland Protection Policies & Programs, Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements