The Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is available to agricultural landowners to restore riparian areas, protect water quality, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat. CREP was created through a unique partnership between the state of Oregon and the US Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
Agricultural landowners can enroll eligible riparian lands into a 10 to 15-year CREP contract and receive:
annual conservation payments for the contract period
reimbursement for up to 75% of the eligible costs of restoration practices
other financial incentives