2013 Wetlands Reserve Program

Two turtles sitting on a log in a wetland.The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary conservation program that offers landowners the means to restore, enhance, and protect wetlands on their property through permanent easements, 30 year easements, or Land Treatment Contracts.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is looking for sites on agricultural land where former wetlands have been drained, altered, or manipulated by man. The landowner must be interested in restoring the wetland and then protecting the site.

Once under an easement or a contract, the land can no longer be cropped. Haying and grazing may be used as a tool through a wetland management plan as determined by NRCS to maintain or improve wildlife habitat.

Fiscal Year 2013 WRP

Montana NRCS is currently accepting applications for WRP. Please contact your local field office to apply or contact Lisa McCauley at or 406-587-6970.

Geographic Area Rate Caps (GARC) Map for Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) FY2013

Prior-Year WRP (Archives)

For More Information

For more information and updates about the WRP, please also refer to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site or contact one of the Montana NRCS personnel listed below.


Lisa McCauley, Program Specialist
Phone: 406-587-6970
Email: Lisa.McCauley

Tim Ouellette, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
Phone: 406-587-6794
Email: Tim.Ouellette