Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: Information for Counties

​​​​​​​​​Bluebird box next to stream​​​​This information will be helpful to county land conservation department staff who administer the CREP program locally.

Getting Started

CREP Basic Tutorial for Counties​ (May 2015)

Steps to establishing CREP easement or 15-year agreement (chart)

Easement process (flowchart showing responsibilities of each agency)

15-year agreement process (flowchart showing responsibilities of each agency)

Areas eligible for CREP (map)

Conservation practices (description)

Payment calculator (tool to estimate payments to landowner over the life of the contract)

G​eneral Information and Guidelines

Permanent Conservation Easements: Reconciling Conflicting Interests in Land

Easement location protocol

Perpetual Easements Provisions Guide​ (guide to allowable uses with CREP easements)

Perpetual Easement Land Use Amendment Guide (guide to requesting land use activities allowed with approval from DATCP)

Perpetual Easement Relinquishment Guide (Guide to requesting relinquishment of land from CREP easement through DATCP)​​

Required signatures and documentation for agreements

Map showin​g cash rent by county for non-irrigated cr​op la​nd


Applications (riparian and grassland project areas)

Applications (Lake Superior project area) ​*Updates in-process

  • Lake Superior 15-year ​agreement (ARM-LWR-283-A)
  • Contact us for a Lake Superior easement application (contact information at right)

Landowner transfer worksheet (ARM-LWR-420)

Buyout of 15-year agreement worksheet (ARM-LWR-397)

Materials reimbursement form (ARM-LWR-290)

Converting agreements to easements

Environmental benefits form (ARM-LWR-284)

County CREP annual reporting form​ (ARM-LWR-282)

CREP Easement Monitoring Form

W-9 Form​ (Rev. October 2018) 

Emergency Haying Request Form​ (ARM-BLWR-015) 


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