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2011 Annual Report WRP

2011 Annual Report - Wetlands Reserve Program

The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides technical and financial support to help landowners with wetland restoration. The NRCS goal is to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat.

This program offers landowners an opportunity to establish long-term conservation and wildlife practices and protection. Arkansas ranks second in the nation in number of acres enrolled with more than 200,000.

Wetland Acres Created, Restored or Enhanced with WRP Funds in FY11

County Acres
Arkansas 51
Chicot 270
Jackson 70
Lee 1,417
Little River 207
Miller 1,587
Monroe 304
Phillips 823
Prairie 786
Pulaski 376
White 152
Yell 213
Total 6,256

Data Source: PRS FY11, Oct. 1, 2011

Arkansas 2011 WRP Obligations by County

County Acres Enrolled Number of Easements FY11 Dollars Obligated
Chicot 72 1 $97.200
Conway 80 1 $92,840
Crawford/Sebastian 350.4 1 $407,690
Franklin 98 1 $112,700
Hempstead 205 2 $245,400
Independence 529.06 2 $595,013
Lee 923.8 2 $1,036,205
Lincoln 319 1 $427,350
Monroe 331 2 $401,970
Prairie 160 1 $181,350
St. Francis 206 1 $230,250
White 548.7 1 $710,330
Woodruff 2,306.09 10 $2,780,620
Yell 314 1 $361,100
Totals 6,443.05 27

$7,680,018

Dollars obligated for Restoration and Maintenance $2,806,454
Dollars obligated for surveys, title searches and closings $457,388
Grand Totals

$10,943,860

Data Source: NEST/FFIS FY11, Oct. 1, 2011

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