Conservation Easements Applications Due September 27, 2019

The Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board is accepting applications for the 2020 funding cycle from county landowners who wish to sell or donate a conservation easement on their land. The first step is to apply to the Board. Two federal partners may offer matching funding for an easement: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP).

The application deadline is September 27, 2019. 

To apply, visit to download an application form and program information. You may also visit the Board’s office to obtain paper copies of the materials. Please call ahead to make sure we’re in!

If the property qualifies, and the Board has enough funding, we will submit it to NRCS or the ABPP for matching funding. Qualification of a property for submission for matching funds is not a guarantee that the application will be accepted for funding. NRCS will announce funding decisions no earlier than June 2020. ABPP considers applications on a rolling basis.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Wheeler at 304-724-1414 or