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Montana ALE Program Application Deadline April 17

Montana land trusts and others interested in participating in the 2020 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) learned last week the deadline for applications is April 17. The deadline was announced during the NRCS/MALT March 4 Partnership Call, and followed up with a NRCS news release.

In other MALT NRCS-related action, MALT is finalizing its comments on the draft ACEP/ALE Program rule, and is anticipating upcoming webinars related to ALE Program information.  A March 18 Land Trust Alliance webinar titled “Updates and Improvements to the NRCS ALE Program: What You Need to Know” starts at 12:30 PM MT time. Webinar instructors are Jerome Faulkner and the indomitable Lisa McCauley.