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The Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) is a voluntary program for landowners and operators to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving grassland, including rangeland, pastureland, shrubland, and certain other lands. The program emphasizes support for working grazing operations; enhancement of plant and animal biodiversity; and protection of grassland and land containing shrubs and forbs under threat of conversion.

GRP enrollment options include a Permanent Easement or a Rental Contract (10-year, 15-year, or 20-year.) 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

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GRP 2013 Fact Sheet (pdf, 895KB)
GRP 2013 Geographic Area Rate Caps (pdf, 610KB)

Virginia Easement Specialist:

Diane Dunaway
Phone: (804) 287-1634