The Natural Resources Conservation Service announced application materials for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP-ALE) in FY17. There are two (2) ranking tools this year, one for General ALE applications and the other is for Sage Grouse and Lesser Prairie Chicken as they had last year. This ranking tool has “At-Risk Species” at the top of it. The General ALE applications will be ranked against each other and the At-Risk Species applications will be ranked against each other as well, make sure you use the correct ranking tool for your application. Click here for more information about the ACEP-ALE program and to get all your application materials. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 20th.