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									Welcome to the West Virginia Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) Application Matrix
Please enter the below basic information to start the application.
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On all tabs, only complete the yellow highlighted areas.


Entity Name:
County Name:
Contact Name:
Contact Title:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
Contact Address:                                                         Example    123 My Street
                                                                                    Somewhere, WV 2XXXX

Chairman Name:
Chairman Email:
Chairman Phone:
Chairman Address:                                                        Example    123 My Street
                                                                                    Somewhere, WV 2XXXX

Date of Application:

2nd Entity Name:
County Name:
Contact Name:
Contact Title:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
Contact Address:                                                         Example    123 My Street
                                                                                    Somewhere, WV 2XXXX

Participant Name:                                                        All names on the Deed
2nd Participant:                                                                     must be listed.
3rd Participant:                                                         All other names here.
Executor                                                                 Contact if different then name on deed

Participant Phone:
Mailing Address:                                                         Example    123 My Street
                                                                                    Somewhere, WV 2XXXX
Physical Address:                                                        Example    123 My Street
(If different)                                                                      Somewhere, WV 2XXXX
Google Map Link:
West Virginia Agricultural Land Protection Authority   WV           Barley
Berkeley County Farmland Protection Board              Berkeley     Berries
Fayette County Farmland Protection Board               Fayette      Coffee
Grant County Farmland Protection Board                 Grant        Corn
Greenbrier County Farmland Protection Board            Greenbrier   Cotton
Hampshire County Farmland Protection Board             Hampshire    Forage/Hay
Hardy County Farmland Protection Board                 Hardy        Fruits
Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board             Jefferson    Ginseng
Lincoln County Farmland Protection Board               Lincoln      Grapes
Marshall County Farmland Protection Board              Marshall     Grass Seed
Mineral County Farmland Protection Board               Mineral      No Crops
Monroe County Farmland Protection Board                Monroe       Nuts
Morgan County Farmland Protection Board                Morgan       Oats
Nicholas County Farmland Protection Board              Nicholas     Oil Seeds
Pendleton County Farmland Protection Board             Pendleton    Ornamental Plants
Pocahontas County Farmland Protection Board            Pocahontas   Other Crop
Preston County Farmland Protection Board               Preston      Peanuts
Roane County Farmland Protection Board     Roane     Potatoes
Summers County Farmland Protection Board   Summers   Rice
Upshur County Farmland Protection Board    Upshur    Sod
                                                     Sorghum
                                                     Soybeans
                                                     Sugar Beets
                                                     Sugar Maple
                                                     Sugarcane
                                                     Tobacco
                                                     Trees
                                                     Vegetables
                                                     Wheat
Choose the most common crop type on the application
Choose the most common livestock type on the application
Aquaculture
Beef
Bees
Bison
Dairy
Deer
Elk
Goats
Horses
Llamas
Mules
No Livestock
Other Livestock
Poultry
Rabbits
Sheep
Swine
gar Beets
gar Maple




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                                   Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
                                            Entity Application Checklist

Entity:                                                   Contact Name:
0                                                         0
Date:                                                     Phone No:
January 0, 1900                                           -
         Please submit all information in a three ring binder using this checklist as the table of contents

             Primary Entity Information (The Entity that will be Accepting the Federal Contribution)
1. Evidence of an established entity (state or local            Enclose Exhibit A:
government statute or ordinance or non-governmental
                                                                Program documentation.
organization mission statement attached).
2. Evidence of a commitment to long-term conservation of        Enclose Exhibit B:
agricultural or ranch lands through the use of voluntary        A list of closed conservation easements in the county or
conservation easements that protect farm lands from             area
conversion to nonagricultural uses (list of easements
acquired and held by the cooperating entity).                   Date of most recent monitoring of each easement.
                                                                Entity which monitored each easement
3. Provide evidence of the entity’s policies related to title   Enclose Exhibit C:
searches, title insurance and appraisal standards.              Policy for obtaining appraisals from a certified general
                                                                appraiser using the UASFLA (Yellow Book) standard


                                                                Policy for title searches and title insurance obtained for all
                                                                easements.

4. Evidence of staff capability dedicated to easement           Enclose Exhibit D:
monitoring and stewardship.                                     Full-time staff
                                                                Part-time staff
                                                                Contract staff and/or land trusts monitoring the easement

                                                                Volunteers assigned to monitor easements for your entity.


5. Evidence of the availability of funds equal to at least 50 Enclose Exhibit E:
percent of the estimated fair market value of the             Financial Position (Tab WV-300-24) completed and signed.
conservation easement (including landowner
donation)(State or local government appropriation or
statement from non-government organization that funds are
available attached).
6.   Landowner Parcel information.                              Enclose Exhibit F-
                                                                Farm and Ranchland Protection Program- Landowner -
                                                                Parcel Application
                                                                Most recent county parcel application
7. Property Location is necessary for hazardous materials Enclose Exhibit G-
review and other application documentation.                   Parcel Contact Information
8. Attach county location map of all protected parcels and Enclose Exhibit H:
indicate the location of this parcel. Indicate on the map any Shape files
protected properties within a mile of the offered parcel.


9. Agree to use the Model Deed of Conservation                  Entity Signature
Easement
Secondary Entity Information –Including NGO's (non-profit organizations such as land trusts) or governmental
                                              organizations
Entity:                                                   Contact Name:
0                                                         0
Date:                                                     Phone No:
January 0, 1900                                           -
         Please submit all information in a three ring binder using this checklist as the table of contents

A. Evidence of an established entity (state or local            Enclose Exhibit A:
government statute or ordinance or non-governmental             Program documentation.
organization mission statement attached).                       Entity documentation (state or local government statute or
                                                                ordinance or non-governmental organization mission
                                                                statement attached)

B. Evidence of a commitment to long-term conservation of        Enclose Exhibit B:
agricultural or ranch lands through the use of voluntary        A list of closed conservation easements in the county or
conservation easements that protect farm lands from             area
conversion to nonagricultural uses (list of easements           Date of most recent monitoring of each easement.
acquired and held by the cooperating entity).
                                                                Entity which monitored each easement

C. Provide evidence of the entity’s policies related to title   Enclose Exhibit C:
searches, title insurance and appraisal standards.              Policy for obtaining appraisals from a certified general
                                                                appraiser using the UASFLA (Yellow Book) standard


                                                                Policy for title searches and title insurance obtained for all
                                                                easements.
D. Evidence of staff capability dedicated to easement           Enclose Exhibit D:
monitoring and stewardship.                                     Full-time staff
                                                                Part-time staff
                                                                Contract staff and/or land trusts monitoring the easement

                                                                Volunteers assigned to monitor easements for your entity.

E. Evidence of the availability of funds equal to at least 50 Enclose Exhibit E:
percent of the estimated fair market value of the             Financial Position (Tab 2nd Entity WV-300-24) completed
conservation easement (including landowner                    and signed.
donation)(State or local government appropriation or
statement from non-government organization that funds are
available attached).

F. Attach county location map of all protected parcels and Enclose Exhibit H:
indicate the location of this parcel. Indicate on the map any Shape files
protected properties within a mile of the offered parcel.


G. Agree to use the Model Deed of Conservation                  Entity Signature
Easement
Use RFP approved by Authority and Assoc
                                Farm & Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
                                             Financial Position




Entity: 0
County: 0
Date:   January 0, 1900

Cash and Investments
Easement Commitments
Uncommitted funds currently available          $          -

Estimated Operations next 12 Months:

Transfer Tax Revenues
Administrative & Overhead
Other Easement Commitments Planned
Net available                                  $          -

Available for USDA Match                       $          -




Print Name:          0                        Title:          0

Phone:               -                        E-Mail:         0


Signature:                                                    Date:      January 0, 1900
                                Farm & Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
                                             Financial Position




Entity: 0
County: 0
Date:   January 0, 1900

Cash and Investments
Easement Commitments
Uncommitted funds currently available          $          -

Estimated Operations next 12 Months:

Transfer Tax Revenues
Administrative & Overhead
Other Easement Commitments Planned
Net available                                  $          -

Available for USDA Match                       $          -




Print Name:          0                        Title:          0

Phone:               -                        E-Mail:         0


Signature:                                                    Date:      January 0, 1900
                               Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
                                       Landowner - Parcel Application

Participant Name                                            Entity
0                                                           0
Date:                                                       County
January 0, 1900                                             0

                    This application is to be submitted with the WV-300-25 (Rev. 11/2011)

 1 Entity or Entities Associated with the Parcel:           0
                                                            0

 2 Name(s) of the landowners of the parcel as stated in     0
   the deed: (All names on the deed must become             0
   Farm Bill Eligible)                                      0
 3 If a partnership or corporation, names of all partners
   or shareholders. Power of attorney or authorized
   agent if needed. (please attach)
 4 Physical Address of the parcel: (required for Phase I)   Mailing Address of landowner(s):
   0                                                        0
   0                                                        0
 5 Legal Description of the parcel. (Attach copy of         Deed Book(s)
   deed, deeds or will)                                     Page Number(s)
                                                            Tax Map
                                                            Parcel Number
 6 Size of the parcel in acres offered for easement.                              Notes
              Easement (Including Exhibit B & D)                0      Acres
              Residential Dwelling (Exhibit B)                  0      Acres      2 ac max per & subject to easement
              Retained Development (Exhibit D)                  0      Acres      2 ac max per & subject to easement
              Locally Funded Only Area                                 Acres      Not funded by NRCS contribution
                                                                0
                                                                                  Not subject to the easement
              Donated Area                                      0      Acres      Not funded by NRCS contribution
              Exception Area                                           Acres      Will be subdivided prior to closing -
                                                                0
                                                                                  not funded.
               Area offered to NRCS                  0     Acres                  NRCS Easement
               Total Area of Easement                0     Acres
               Total Farm Size                       0     Acres
 7 FSA and NRCS Forms, including: Conservation   Please complete these at the local FSA service center
   Program Application (NRCS-CPA-1200); Payment for Farm Bill Program eligibility.
   Eligibility Form (Form CCC-526); AGI
   Certification (Form CCC-931); Highly Erodible
   Land (Form AD-1026); and Freedom of
   Information Forms




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 8 Maps of the parcel showing the proposed NRCS           Attach color aerial photo, the tax map and soil map
   easement area.                                         with table identifying the
                                                          prime/unique/statewide/locally important soils.
 9 Acres of the prime, unique, or Statewide and locally                  Prime:                       0       Acres
   important soil in the proposed NRCS area. (Attach                     Unique:                      0       Acres
   soils map and table)                                                  Statewide:                   0       Acres
                                                                         Locally Important:           0       Acres
                                                                         Total:                       0       Acres
                                                          Percent of Proposed NRCS area                     #DIV/0!
                                                          **Check copies of the soils reports
10 Analysis of proposed NRCS easement area:               Cropland:                                   0       Acres
   Cropland, pastureland, hayland, rangeland, wetland     Pastureland:                                0       Acres
   forest, non-wetland forest, non-forested wetlands,     Hayland:                                    0       Acres
   and incidental land.                                   Forested Wetland:                           0       Acres
                                                          Forested (Non-Wetland):                     0       Acres
   Timber Management Plan Required:        No             Wetland (Non-Forested):                     0       Acres
   Forest Eligibility                      Ineligible     Incidental land:                            0       Acres
       0           0         0        1         0         NRCS easement area                          0       Total Acres
               40 acres 20 per                            **Total acres should match question #6                            1




11 Impervious surface to proposed NRCS easement           Max square footage allowed (2% of easement)              0.00
   area and any additional requested.                     Estimated current square footage                            0
                                                          Requested additional for future building(sq ft)             0
                                                          Estimated total sq ft for easement                       0.00
12 Ownership of mineral rights for the proposed               Check all that apply           Yes         No
   NRCS easement area, as well as any developmental Severed mineral rights.
   or non-developmental gas leases, and intent to          Will this be subordinated?
   subordinate. (Attach copy of all leases and geologic Developmental gas lease.
   assessment report).                                     Will this be subordinated?
                                                         Non-developmental gas lease.
                                                         Geologic Assessment Report
13 Historical resources proposed to be protected; a      Attach documentation of Federal or State historical
   brief description of the site’s significance and      resources. Name(s) of sites, if none leave blank.
   documentation of the site’s listing on the Federal or
   State register.
         Register
14 Archaeological resources proposed to be protected; Attach documentation of archeological resources.
   a brief description of the site’s significance and    Name(s) of sites, if none leave blank.
   documentation of the site’s listing on the Federal or
   State register.
15 Documentation on existence of rare, threatened and Attach documentation of rare, threatened and
   endangered species (plants or animals) from U. S.     endangered species. Name(s) of species, if none leave
   Fish and Wildlife or WV DNR.                          blank.

   Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species List




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16 Existence of year-round streams and/or springs.      Attach documentation of year-round stream(s) and/or
                                                        spring(s) on the parcel. Name(s) of streams or
                                                        springs, if none leave blank.


17 Existence of cave(s) (as defined by the National     Attach documentation of the cave(s) and indicate if
   Speleological Society), sinkholes and/or Karst       named as well as sinkholes and/or Karst topography.
   topography.                                          If none leave blank.


18 Offer amount per acre                                 $                                               -
19 Total offer amount for easement                       $                                               -
20 Agree to use the Model Deed of Conservation          Model Deed of Conservation Easement
   Easement




                   Landowner Signature                                         Date

NOTE: The purpose of this application is to supply information required under the USDA-NRCS Federal
Farm and Ranchland Protection Program that is necessary for your local farmland protection board to apply on
your behalf. You may not apply directly to the USDA-NRCS. This application must be returned to your local
county farmland protection board. The USDA-NRCS will complete the hazardous waste review on the
property prior to funding approval.




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                               Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
                                              Ranking Factors

Participant Name:                                           Entity:
0                                                           0

Date:                                                       County:
January 0, 1900                                             0
                                             National Factors
                            Ranking Factor and Scaling                                     Maximum     Points

1. Percent of prime, unique, and important farmland in the parcel to be protected (0         100       #DIV/0!
points for 50 percent or less, 2 points for every percent above 50 percent)

(Eligibility Criteria)                                                 #DIV/0!              #DIV/0!    #DIV/0!
2. Percent of cropland, pastureland, grassland in the parcel to be protected (0 points        100      #DIV/0!
for 33 percent or less, 1.5 points for every percent above 33 percent)
(Eligibility Criteria)                                                   #DIV/0!            #DIV/0!    #DIV/0!
3. Ratio of the total acres of land in the parcel to be protected to average farm size        200      #DIV/0!
in the county according to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture
(www.agcensus.usda.gov) (0 points for a ratio of 0.5 or less; 20 points for a ratio of
0.5 and 1.0; 20 points plus 1 point per acre for a ratio of 1.0 or greater)
                                                                      #DIV/0!               #DIV/0!    #DIV/0!
                                                                                              10          0
4. Decrease in the percentage of acreage of farm and ranch land in the county in
which the parcel is located between the last two USDA Censuses of Agriculture
(www.agcensus.usda.gov) (0 points for decrease of 0 percent or less, 1 point for every
percent of decrease up to 9.9 percent. 0 points for decrease of more than 10 percent)
                                                                        100                  100          0
                                                                                              15          0
5. Percent population growth in the county as documented by the United States
Census (www.census.gov) (0 points for growth rate less than state growth rate, 5
points for growth rate 1 to 1.66 times state growth rate, 10 points for growth rate 1.67
to 2.33 times state growth rate, 15 points for growth rate 2.34 to 3 times state growth
rate, 0 points for growth rate greater than 3 times state growth rate)
                                                                                              15          0
6. Population density (population per square mile) as documented by the most
recent United States Census (www.census.gov) (0 points for population density less
than state population density, 10 points for population density of 1 to 2 times state
population density, 15 points for population density of 2 to 3 times state population
density, 5 points for population density of more than 3 times state population density)
Sub-total Points for National Ranking Factors                                                440      #DIV/0!




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                                     Other National Criteria with no Mandate
7. Proximity of the parcel to other protected land, including military installations (0
points for no protected land within one mile of the boundaries of the parcel, 20 points
for each protected parcel within one mile of the boundaries of the parcel) List
protected land. (If none, leave blank)
                                                                                           20        0
                                                                                           20        0
                                                                                           20        0
8. Proximity of the parcel to other agricultural operations and infrastructure (0           0        0
points for less than 250 acres of protected land within one mile of the boundaries of
the parcel, 0 points for 250-500 acres of protected land within one mile of the
boundaries of the parcel, 0 points for 500 acres or more of protected land within one
mile of the boundaries of the parcel)
Sub-total Points for all National Ranking Factors                                         500    #DIV/0!
                                                State Ranking Factors
Multifunctional Benefits
         1. Archaeological                                                                 25        0
         2. Historic                                                                       25        0
Environmental Diversity
         1. Endangered and/or threatened species                                           25        0
         2. Major Streams and/or Natural Springs                                           25        0
         3. Caves and sink-holes                                                           25        0
Parcel Factors
       1. Priority of farm in county ranking (total number of points available for all     75        0
applications by an entity in annual offering is 75)
       2. Size relative to average farm size for the county                                25       0
           (1 point for each acre greater than average farm size)                           0       0
         3. Total farm offered for easement                                                25       25
       4. Prime, unique and important soils (1 point per acre)                            250       0
Sub-Total Points for State Ranking Factors                                                500       25

Total Points for National and State Ranking Factors                                       1000   #DIV/0!



                                             NRCS Office Use Only

NRCS Employee Name: _______________________________________ Date:_______________

NRCS Employee Name: _______________________________________ Date:______________

NRCS Employee Name: _______________________________________ Date:______________




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County Name   Average Size 2002   2007   Acres 02
Berkeley            113            90     76393
Fayette             101            101    24154
Grant               302            231   107653
Greenbrier          246            201   192599
Hampshire           218            191   138617
Hardy               274            261   128425
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Jefferson    152     132       71880
Lincoln      144     151       34935
Marshall     128     127       90568
Mineral      174     158       80986
Monroe       213     188       145054
Morgan       129     106       22953
Nicholas     132     118       43922
Pendleton    313     283       170634
Pocahontas   327     313       123103
Preston      155     145       142296
Roane        184     174       99078
Summers      175     156       54645
Upshur       145     141       69458




                   Q5 Calcs

                     2.5        TRUE
                    4.15        FALSE
                    5.825       FALSE
                     7.5        FALSE




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 #DIV/0!
 #DIV/0!   #DIV/0!



 #DIV/0!   #DIV/0!




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              2.5     77.1
 Acres 07   Growth   Per Sq   Q3   Q4   Q5   Q6
  75102      37.2    324.4    0    0    0    0
  26677      -3.2     69.6    0    0    0    0
 108839       5.6      25     0    0    0    0
 176995        3      34.8    0    0    0    0
 129190      18.6     37.4    0    0    0    0
 134357      10.7     24.1    0    0    0    0
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 72091        26.8    255.2      0      0       0   0
 32393        -1.8     49.7      0      0       0   0
 95814        -6.8    108.4      0      0       0   0
 77957        4.2      86.1      0      0       0   0
 132859       -7.4     28.6      0      0       0   0
 22440        17.4     76.6      0      0       0   0
 51332        -1.2     40.6      0      0       0   0
 169876       -6.1     11.1      0      0       0   0
 121878       -4.5     9.3       0      0       0   0
 152276       14.3     51.7      0      0       0   0
 117517       -3.4     30.9      0      0       0   0
 59628        7.1      38.6      0      0       0   0
 70882        3.6      68.4      0      0       0   0
                                 0      0       0   0




                     Q6 Calcs

          0            77.1     TRUE        0
          0           154.2     FALSE       0
          0           231.3     FALSE       0
          0           231.3     FALSE       0
          0                                 0




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                                 Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP)
                                   Appraiser and Surveyor Summary Information
 1   Entity or Entities Associated with the Parcel:         0
                                                            0
                                                            0
 2   Name(s) of the landowners of the parcel as stated in 0
     the deed: (All names on the deed must become           0
     Farm Bill Eligible)                                    0
 3   If a partnership or corporation, names of all partners 0
     or shareholders. Power of attorney or authorized       0
     agent if needed. (please attach)                       0
 4   Physical Address of the parcel: (required for Phase I) Mailing Address of landowner(s):
     0                                                      0
     0                                                      0
 5   Legal Description of the parcel. (Attach copy of       Deed Book(s)                           0
     deed, deeds or will)                                   Page Number(s)                         0
                                                          Tax Map                                  0
                                                          Parcel Number                            0
 6 Size of the parcel in acres offered for easement.                             Notes
              Easement (Including Exhibit B & D)              0      Acres
              Residential Dwelling (Exhibit B)                0      Acres       2 ac max per & subject to easement
              Retained Development (Exhibit D)                0      Acres       2 ac max per & subject to easement
              Locally Funded Only Area                        0      Acres       Not funded by NRCS contribution
              Donated Area                                    0      Acres       Not funded by NRCS contribution
              Exception Area                                                     Will be subdivided prior to closing -
                                                              0      Acres       not funded.
               Area offered to NRCS                           0      Acres       NRCS Easement
               Total Area of Easement                         0      Acres
               Total Farm Size                                0      Acres




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