USDA is investing $28 million in six new projects and four ongoing ones to restore, protect and enhance wetlands. Natural Resources Conservation Service Acting Chief Terry Cosby says wetlands have several benefits. “Wetlands have tremendous benefits ranging from cleaner water, to flood prevention, to enhancing wildlife habitat to sequestering carbon. The Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership helps partners cover more ground with producers in expanding the footprint of healthy wetlands across our country.” Since 2014, WREP projects in 11 states have resulted in 136 closed wetland easements on more than 27,000 acres.
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