conservation easement

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conservation easement

A voluntary restriction on land preventing development on the property in order to retain its natural condition.The restriction will remain on the property for all subsequent property owners unless it can be successfully removed by court order or by agreement of all affected parties. See easement.
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Strategic targeting of agricultural conservation easements as a growth management tool.
Lexington-Fayette County's (LFUCG) Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program is the first Agricultural Conservation Easement program by a local government in Kentucky.
A landowner who either donates or sells an agricultural conservation easement retains all rights to use the land for agricultural operations or for any purpose that is not specifically prohibited by the terms of the easement.
In addition to the conservation cuts contained in the Farm Bill and the $265 million that will be cut through sequestration in FY 2015 alone, the House Agriculture Appropriations bill cuts mandatory funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by $209 million, Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) by $60 million, and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) by $109 million, which will result in a loss of more than 1 million acres from the program.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set May 15, 2014, as the deadline for considering projects for 2014 Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) funding through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
Strong funding for farmland conservation programs such as the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program and conservation technical assistance will provide significant natural resource benefits by protecting farmland and improving the quality of our water and air," said McElwaine.
Helps keep Pennsylvania a national leader in farmland preservation and conservation by funding the Agricultural Conservation Easement, Environmental Quality Incentives and Conservation Reserve Enhancement programs;
There is an exciting new program to build on these efforts called the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program or ACEP, but to make sure it is effective we need to ensure agricultural land easements are provided the highest possible funding level.
th] anniversary, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program identifies properties and slows the loss of prime farmland to non-agricultural uses.
This proposal applies to conservation easements and similar sales of partial interests in land for conservation purposes, such as development rights and agricultural conservation easements.
We must increase funding for agricultural conservation easements at all levels of government.
April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP).

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