Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) - a land retirement program that pays an annual payment per acre on highly-erodible land which is converted to grass and forbs. Over 2.8 million acres are enrolled in the state. Contracts are fpr 10–15 years, and require some maintenance such as burning during the enrollment period. CRP, especially when well-managed, can provide quality habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Land can only be enrolled during designated sign-up periods and a district wildlife biologist can provide guidance for wildlife habitat grass and forb mixes and mid-contract management options. For more information: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/cepd/crp.htm.