The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program that provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners and Tribes to restore, protect, and enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring eligible land from agriculture.
WRP enrollment options include a Permanent Easement, 30-Year Easement, or 10-Year Restoration Cost-Share Agreement. Permanent Easement compensation will be the lowest of a Geographic Area Rate Cap or the landowner offer. USDA will provide all administrative costs associated with easement recording, including survey costs, title insurance, and recording fees.
Ranking Period 1: Applications received by close of business on March 15, 2013
WRP 2013 Fact Sheet (pdf, 895KB)
WRP 2013 Geographic Area Rate Caps (pdf, 610KB)
Virginia Easement Specialist:
Phone: (804) 287-1634