Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Wetlands Reserve Program

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Purpose

The Wetlands Reserve Program is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. The goal of WRP is to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat, on every acre enrolled in the program.

Funding Interests

Restoration and protection of wetlands by assisting landowners with conservation easements and restoration cost-share agreements.

Geographic Focus

Nationwide

Types of Support

There are three program participation options: 10-year restoration cost-share agreements, 30-year conservation easements, and permanent easements.

Grant Size

$0 to $0

Requirements & Limitations

Only landowners and Tribes can participate in WRP. There are eligibility limitations for landowners if their Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) exceeds an average of $2.5 million per year, but exceptions can be made if in cases where 75% of the AGI is derived from farming, ranching, or forestry operations.

Application Process

Applications are submitted to the local NRCS or Conservation District office.

Deadlines

Applications are continually accepted. Contact your local NRCS or Conservation District office for specific local details.

Comments

Applications may be obtained and filed at any time with your local USDA Service Center or conservation
district office. See the Directories section of the Red Lodge Clearinghouse web site for your nearest NRCS office.

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