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Wetlands Reserve Program—Farm Bill 2008 Archive

The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. The USDA's NRCS provides technical and financial support to help landowners with their wetland restoration efforts. The NRCS goal is to achieve the greatest wetland functions and values, along with optimum wildlife habitat, on every acre enrolled in the program. This program offers landowners an opportunity to establish long-term conservation and wildlife practices and protection through a permanent easement, 30 year easement, or a restoration agreement. Easement Payment is determined by a market appraisal, geographic area rate, or landowner offer, whichever is less.

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