Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)

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Agency NameNatural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS)
Affiliationfederal government
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Project Annual Funding Level varies
Range of Funding (Landowner) varies
Criteria for funding project Private landowners. Land enrolled in the HFRP must have a restoration plan.
Geographic Coverage AreaAll counties. National.
Description of ProgramProgram offers landowners financial and technical assistance to restore and protect healthy forests through 99-year easements, 30-year easements, and restoration agreements. State Conservationist submits proposals to the Chief of NRCS for funding selection.
When are landowner applications accepted?The enrollment authority for the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), and the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP) expired on September 30, 2013. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is not authorized to take applications or enter into any new contracts, agreements, or enrollments at this time. These NRCS easement programs will not be available for new enrollments until either the current legislation is extended or a new Farm Bill is enacted. The Agency will continue to service prior-year enrollments in these programs.
Match Required?Yes Program pays 50%-100% reimbursement of costs depending upon the length of the contract.
Target Invasive Species?All listed.
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?
Agreement RequiredYes 10 years to 30 years
Permanent Contact PersonFloyd Wood
Contact number202-720-9476
contacted last2016-03-30 00:00:00.0