Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), this program provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits .
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) this is a land conservation program which provides financial support for landowners who agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality .
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
This program is administered through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). It helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concern.
Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP)
Administered by the Farm Service Agency, this program helps private landowners by authorizing payments to restore health of forests damaged by natural disasters.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) this program provides agricultural producers financial and technical assistance related to the planning and implementation of conservation practices which address natural resource concerns and for opportunities to improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural lands and non-industrial private forestland.
Forest Legacy Program (FLP)
US Forest Service program in partnership with North Carolina complements private, Federal and State programs focused on the protection of privately owned forest lands through conservation agreements. Participants may be eligible for up to 75% of costs associated with projects as well as potential tax reductions. The property must be in a designated Forest Legacy Area to qualify.
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
A US Forest Service program provides technical assistance to non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners to encourage and enable active long-term forest management. Primary focus is given to the development of comprehensive, multi-resource management plans that provide landowners information needed to manage their forests for a variety of products and services.
Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP)
Administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), this program provides landowners with 10-year restoration agreements and 30-year or permanent easements for specific conservation actions. Land enrolled in HFRP easements must be privately owned or owned by Indian tribes and restore, enhance or measurably increase the recovery of threatened or endangered species, improve biological diversity or increase carbon storage.