Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program
WREP is a voluntary conservation program that works through partnership
agreements with states, nongovernmental organizations and tribes, as defined in
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. WREP is a component of the
Wetlands Reserve Program through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible
partners to leverage resources to carry out high-priority wetland protection and
improve wildlife habitat.
Benefits to partners in WREP agreements include:
Wetland Restoration in
The ability to
cost-share restoration or enhancement components beyond those required by NRCS;
management or monitoring of selected project locations; and
Opportunities to use
innovative restoration methods and practices.
Eligible partners may submit general WREP proposals for individual,
watershed-wide or larger geographical area projects. WREP partners are required
to contribute a financial or technical assistance fund match.