16 U.S. Code § 3871a - Definitions
DefinitionsIn this subchapter:
(1) Covered programThe term “covered program” means the following:
The agricultural conservation easement program.
The environmental quality incentives program.
The conservation stewardship program.
(2) Eligible activityThe term “eligible activity” means a conservation activity for any of the following:
Water quality restoration or enhancement projects, including nutrient management and sediment reduction.
(B) Water quantity conservation, restoration, or enhancement projects relating to surface water and groundwater resources, including—
the conversion of irrigated cropland to the production of less water-intensive agricultural commodities or dryland farming; or
irrigation system improvement and irrigation efficiency enhancement.
Other related activities that the Secretary determines will help achieve conservation benefits.
(3) Eligible land
(A) In generalThe term “eligible land” means—
land on which agricultural commodities, livestock, or forest-related products are produced; and
(B) InclusionsThe term “eligible land” includes—
(4) Eligible partnerThe term “eligible partner” means any of the following:
A State or unit of local government.
An Indian tribe.
(H) An organization or entity with an established history of working cooperatively with producers on agricultural land, as determined by the Secretary, to address—
local conservation priorities related to agricultural production, wildlife habitat development, or nonindustrial private forest land management; or
(5) Partnership agreement
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