The Rainwater Basin Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program
The Rainwater Basin Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) began in 2010. NRCS partnered with Pheasants Forever, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts and other partner agencies and organizations to offer incentives for landowners to restore wetlands on their property located within the Rainwater Basin wetland complex in south central Nebraska (see map above). Through WREP, wetlands and upland habitats adjacent to, and within, pivot circles will be restored in the Rainwater Basin wetland complex. This project proposes restoring and protecting wetlands in an active agricultural landscape by allowing center pivots to cross wetlands, ensuring wetlands are compatible with the agriculture production in this region.