Agricultural Easements Available

Agricultural easements are available to Illinois landowners to help protect wildlife habitat and agricultural land.


Easements are being made available to Illinois landowners to preserve and protect their ag land and wildlife habitat.

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CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – The USDA’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is making available $350 million through the Wetland Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements to help farmers and landowners protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands. Long-term assistance will allow landowners to maintain and protect agricultural land and wildlife habitat. Many participants have already seen a regenerative effect as wildlife populations begin to increase.

Visit NRCS Illinois to read more about the programs and benefits available.