By Published On: June 3, 2024

Rising to the Challenge: 2024 Agricultural Land Easement Workshop

In January 2024, the Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) and the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute built off of a successful 2023 ACEP-ALE workshop to jointly host the 2024 Agricultural Land Easement Workshop. This workshop provided a forum to collaboratively identify specific strategies to increase the pace and scale of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE) and Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) implementation to meet landowner demand and address challenges facing working agricultural lands. A report from the 2024 workshop highlights several opportunities for the NRCS to accelerate program implementation without sacrificing program efficacy in both ACEP-ALE and RCPP.

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