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Save Time: Apply for FRPP Entity Certification


Date: April 11, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Instructors: Jane Ellen Hamilton, Henry Babilon
Level: Intermediate
Cost: FREE


Has your organization acquired conservation easements using FFRPP funds in the past? If so, your organization may be eligible to apply for a new program that will save you time.  As a Certified Entity, you may elect to close future FRPP conservation transactions without NRCS review and approval prior to closing.  The certification process requires a conservation organization to submit an application demonstrating it meets high professional standards for land conservation by complying with all FRPP protocols and procedures.

This webinar presents the certification process, by covering both the substantive and procedural portions of the application requirements, including:

  • How adopting and implementing Land Trust Standards and Practices can help your organization improve its chances for becoming certified
  • Review of those Land Trust Standards and Practices that relate directly to the factors considered for certification
  • How to submit a complete application for certification
  • Certification criteria review

This webinar is applicable to both governmental entities and land trusts.  Participants should be familiar with the FRPP program.

Standards Covered:  8 (Evaluating and Selecting Conservation Projects), 9 (Ensuring Sound Transactions), and 11 (Conservation Easement Stewardship)

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