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Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
Goals & Specifications:
Restore, protect and enhance wetland functions and values on private property. 
  • Participants have three enrollment options:
    • a permanent easement for 100 percent of the easement value and up to 100 percent of restoration costs;
    • a 30-year easement for up to 75 percent of the easement value and up to 75 percent of restoration costs; or
    • a restoration cost-share agreement of generally 10 years for up to 75 percent of restoration costs ($50,000 annual payment limitation).
  • The applicant must have had ownership of the land for at least seven years prior to enrollment and agree to limit certain land uses for the length of the easement.
  • The project must meet WRP objectives, maximize wildlife benefits, and show a high likelihood of successful restoration of wetland functions and values.
 
Information and applications are available at the local Farm Service Agency or Natural Resource Conservation Service office.   

 
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