Build on momentum and partnerships in western Kentucky through the Agricultural Conservation Easement program–Wetland Reserve Easement program established by the new Farm Bill.


  • Conserved and started restoration efforts on more than 4,200 acres along important tributaries of the Mississippi. Once returned to hardwood forest, these tracts will provide excellent habitat for ducks and migratory songbirds and enhanced water quality in the Mississippi River.
  • Provided funds to farmers interested in restoring and permanently protecting all or portions of their frequently flooded lands along the Mississippi River, resulting in a win for landowners and for conservation.
  • Strengthened relationships with federal and state partners, added local capacity and increased public awareness of the importance of habitat restoration in western Kentucky.
  • Marked the end of the USDA Mississippi River Basin Initiative - Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program.



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