Continuous CRP (CCRP)

Continuous CRP (CCRP)

Continuous CRP (CCRP) - retires land similar to CRP, but only retires small sensitive areas such as filter strips that protect target resources such as water quality and allow the majority of the field to be farmed. However, these areas provide quality habitat for wildlife by providing a lot of edge, diversity, and small patches of permanent cover. Practices available include filter strips, contour grass strips, grassed terraces, riparian buffers, crosswind trap strips, waterways, farmed wetlands and wetland restorations. Two new practices were implemented in 2004, one is CP33 ( http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/html/quail04.htm) which is targeted for upland game birds by providing 30-120 foot buffers around cropfields and CP23A designed at restoring wetlands and playa lakes outside the 100 year floodplain. District wildlife biologists can provide assistance on layout, seed mixes, management, and will work with local FSA offices to get land enrolled. In addition, land can be enrolled anytime until the acres limitation is met. For more information: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/html/crpcont03.htm