Applications are accepted year-round, but are ranked and funded periodically. Contact your local NRCS office to apply.
The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) is a voluntary program that provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners to restore, protect and enhance wetlands in exchange for retiring eligible land from agriculture.
With WRP landowners can:
receive compensation for conservation easements and/or wetland restoration
eliminate the difficulties of farming wet marginal land
provide water quality improvements, wildlife habitat and more
NRCS will provide compensation for part of the cost of establishing and maintaining conservation practices that enhance and improve wildlife habitat and restoring natural ecosystems.