WeConservePA’s Conservation Easement Assistance Program (CEAP) provides grants to help organizations plan and complete conservation, trail, and other public access easements in Pennsylvania. For easement projects closing in 2022 and beyond, WeConservePA will now make awards of up to $8,000 (up from $7,500).
With this program, WeConservePA seeks to increase the quantity of easements completed and special places protected and also increase the quality and long-term viability of easements. To date, the program has helped ensure:
- Completion of 333 new conservation and trail easement projects and 17 amendments
- Conservation of 26,870 acres
- Donation of $61.76 million in real estate value by landowners
- Increased stewardship endowment funding of $2.54 million
CEAP is made possible by support from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Recreation Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.