Natural Resources Conservation Service

One of Nebraska Land Trust’s primary funding partners for easements is the Agricultural Land Easement Program (ACEP) through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). ACEP helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands or protect working farms and ranches through conservation easements.

You can learn more about NRCS and ACEP here.

Nebraska Land Trust is one of less than 40 land trusts chosen to achieve “certified entity” status with NRCS.

Certified entities have an established track record with the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) program and a long-term commitment to conservation of agricultural lands.

As a certified entity, we are able to expedite our ALE applications, allowing us to better serve our state’s landowners who wish to leave a legacy of working agriculture on their land.