Wetlands Reserve Program
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 2014 WRP
Due to the expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill, WRP is not currently authorized for funding in 2014 and we are not able to accept applications at this time. If you would like to be notified should this change, please contact your local NRCS field office.
Geographic Area Rate Caps (GARC) Map for Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) FY2014
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