NRCS is now accepting applications for conservation easements for agricultural and wildlife lands through its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. The focus of the program is to preserve critical water resources and wildlife habitat through biodynamic farmland and wildland conservation. Native American Tribes, state and local governments across the country are eligible to participate in this program. If you own a piece of land that you want to protect from development, or you want to cement your farm’s agricultural future you can read more about the program here. Applications for this round of consideration are due January 20th.