October 18, 2013, is the signup batching date for producers for 2014 funding for conservation programs. Signup is continuous.
What is WRP?
The Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program that provides technical assistance and financial incentives to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring marginal land from agriculture.
Landowners that enter into WRP may be paid an easement payment in exchange for enrolling their land. Wetlands provide valuable habitat for waterfowl and many other wildlife species.
Benefits to Alabama
Creates optimum quality waterfowl habitat in areas of critical habitat need
Landowners, their families, and friends enjoy the wildlife and other natural values of the areas
Landowners profit from recreational activities and potential for lease hunting
Creates a partnership that provides landowners with the best wetlands restoration expertise
Improves water quality through natural water filtration