NRCS Conservation Programs

Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Maps

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.

To learn more see GRP. The data used to make these maps is available in a downloadable csv file.

Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Program Report

Year Acres Enrolled Number of Easements
2013 map of 2013 acres enrolled map of 2013 number of easements
2012 map of 2012 acres enrolled map of 2012 number of easements
2011 map of 2011 acres enrolled map of 2011 number of easements
2010 map of 2010 acres enrolled map of 2010 number of easements
2009 map of 2009 acres enrolled map of 2009 number of easements
2008 Farm Bill (2009-2013) map of 2008 farm bill acres enrolled map of 2008 farm bill number of easements
Cumulative (2003-2013) map of cumulative acres enrolled map of cumulative number of easements

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