Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: Information for Landowners

​​​​​​What land is eligible for CREP?

3 photos of land eligible for CREPLand is eligible if it:

  • Is in one of the 52 Wisconsin CREP counties

  • Has a history of crop or pasture use
  • Is within 150 feet of a ditch, stream, lake or wetland (or 1000 feet, for the Grassland Project Areas)

The typical CREP site consists of buffers ranging from 30 to 150 feet wide along a stream, covering about 10 acres.

What conservation practices are eligible for CREP?

There are many options available under CREP. The practice installed depends on the site and the wishes of the landowner. Eligible practices include:

  • Filter strips
  • Riparian buffers
  • Grassed waterways
  • Wetland restoration
  • Marginal pastureland habitat buffers​
  • Permanent introduced grasses
  • Permanent native grasses
  • Grass prairie restoration
  • Established legumes and grasses

(See CREP Practices factsheet at right)

You can find more information under Additional Resources at right. Landowners interested in enrolling should contact their county land and water conservation office or local Farm Service Agency office.​

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