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ACEP | Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership

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Overview

The Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) Program is a component of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)-Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE) Program through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to target and leverage resources to carry out high-priority wetland protection, restoration, and enhancement activities and to improve wildlife habitat on eligible lands.

Benefits

Partner benefits through WREP agreements include:

  • Wetland restoration and protection in critical areas
  • Ability to cost-share restoration or enhancement beyond NRCS requirements through leveraging
  • Able to participate in the management or monitoring of selected project locations
  • Ability to use innovative restoration methods and practices

Eligibility

Only states and local units of government, Indian Tribes and nongovernmental organizations are eligible to submit a proposal and enter into agreements with NRCS. WREP partners are required to contribute financial and technical assistance match. All individual agreements or contracts funded as a result of an approved WREP agreement must meet all WRE eligibility and program requirements and all transactions will be processed through required contracting procedures.

How to Apply

The WREP proposal must follow the format and address all criteria outlined in the Proposal Announcement and Requirements document. The FY21 WREP proposal deadline has expired. For more information, please visit the National NRCS Wetland Restoration Enhancement Program (WREP) webpage here.

Washington State Contact

Carlee Elliott
State Easement Program Coordinator
11707 East Sprague Avenue, Suite 301
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
carlee.elliott@usda.gov