Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program

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Kentucky will receive $9.4 million in federal funds to restore wetlands along the Mississippi River.  

It’s part of a $30 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to conservation groups in six Mississippi River-adjacent states to protect, restore and enhance over 19,000 acres of wetland.

Land Compensation for Wetland Wilderness

Mar 15, 2012

The Nature Resources Conservation wants to turn flood lands in Fulton, Hickman, Carlisle, Ballard, and Graves Counties into wetland wilderness. Owners of easily-flooded crop or woodlands in those counties may be eligible to receive compensation for up to $3895 per acre of crop land and up to $1948 per acre of woodland while still retaining ownership. Western KY Project Director Shelly Morris says this is part of a nationwide effort to restore wetland habitats along the Mississippi River.