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NRCS Conservation Easement Compliance

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Add a place on the annual monitoring worksheet to document the expiration date for a Compatible Use Authorization (CUA), and instruct the monitors to include this information as part of their review process.

Develop procedures for States to perform annual outreach to landowners on the terms of their easement agreements and ensure the States use the newly developed name and address report from NEST.

Develop procedures giving State offices clear time frames or expectations for when landowners should be notified regarding noncompliant activities on their easements. Additionally, NRCS needs to improve its existing procedures to ensure that all noncompliance activity on easements is timely resolved.