Conservation Funding Opportunity

The Long Island Sound Watershed Regional Conservation Partnership Program (LISW-RCPP) has announced a call for proposals for landowners with agricultural/forestland in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

As part of its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), LISW-RCPP will  assist grant recipients, on a voluntary basis, in helping to restore, enhance and protect forestland resources on private lands through permanent conservation easements (on parcels covered up to 99% in forest).

The LISW-RCPP has developed this 2019 pre-screening application process to help NRCS direct up to $600,000 in ACEP-ALE funding to land protection projects in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and the Long Island Sound Watershed that:

  • Permanently protect actively managed agricultural/forest land that will contribute to local economic activity
  • Improve plant and animal biodiversity
  • Enhance carbon sequestration
  • Protect drinking water supply resource areas

ENROLLMENT PERIOD: JULY 22, 2019, TO SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

 

Click here for more information, to access a webmap, and download a Request for Proposals, Pre-screening Application and more.

For assistance, please contact Bill Labich, Chair of the LISW-RCPP Forest Land Protection Technical Committee and Highstead Foundation Senior Conservationist at blabich@highstead.net