Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

Yes

Restore wetlands on your property.

Overview

Description:

Part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), FWP is a voluntary program to restore up to one million acres of farmable wetlands and associated buffers. Participants must agree to restore the wetlands, establish plant cover, and to not use enrolled land for commercial purposes.

Eligibility:

Land generally must have been used for agricultural purposes for 3 of the past 10 crop years, can include a man-made wetland used to process water flow for crop drainage, can have been used for aqua farming purposes, or has been used for prairie wetland overflow purposes.

Financial benefit: 

Financial benefit for a 10-15 year contract

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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