Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

No

Convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover.

Overview

Description:

Farmers enrolled in the program agree to convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filterstrips, or riparian buffers.

Eligibility:

10-15 year contract to convert highly erodible cropland or other environmentally sensitive acreage to vegetative cover, such as tame or native grasses, wildlife plantings, trees, filterstrips, or riparian buffers.

You must have owned and/or operated your land for at least 12 months
before enrollment (with exceptions).

Financial benefit: 

Annual payments for 10-15 years

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

Planning Importance

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