Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) the country's largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) CREP targets specific state or nationally significant conservation concerns, and federal funds are supplemented with non-federal funds to address those concerns. In exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and establishing permanent resource conserving plant species, farmers and ranchers are paid an annual rental rate along with other federal and non-federal incentives as applicable per each CREP agreement. Participation is voluntary, and the contract period is typically 10-15 years.
Within PRLCD, CREP generally targets stream and riparian areas; the quality of water in our streams amplifies downstream, positively or negatively, and affects ocean-going species like salmon and steelhead.
CREP enrollment under existing CREP agreements began December 9, 2019 and is ongoing.
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