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Grassland Reserve Program

Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Under the 2008 Farm Bill

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The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary conservation program that emphasizes support for working grazing operations, enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity, and protection of grassland under threat of conversion to other uses.

Participants voluntarily limit future development and cropping uses of the land while retaining the right to conduct common grazing practices and operations related to the production of forage and seeding, subject to certain restrictions during nesting seasons of bird species that are in significant decline or are protected under Federal or State law. A grazing management plan is required for participants.


For answers to any questions about the NH GRP Program, please contact:, Technical Program Specialist - Easements at 603-868-9931 x118, Resource Conservationist at 603-868-9931 ext 106, Soil Conservationist, 603-868-9931 x142




GRP Process Flow Chart and Required Documents




Application and Eligibility Documents


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Important Documents for GRP Applicants

2012 NH NRCS GRP Ranking Criteria (15KB, PDF)
2012 NH NRCS GRP Geographic Area Rate Cap Information (GARC)



National GRP Guidance and Resources


GRP Archived Documents