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Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program

WREP is a voluntary conservation program that works through partnership agreements with states, nongovernmental organizations and tribes, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  WREP is a component of the Wetlands Reserve Program through which NRCS enters into agreements with eligible partners to leverage resources to carry out high-priority wetland protection and improve wildlife habitat.


Benefits to partners in WREP agreements include:

         Wetland Restoration in high-priority areas;

         The ability to cost-share restoration or enhancement components beyond those required by NRCS;

         Participating in management or monitoring of selected project locations; and

         Opportunities to use innovative restoration methods and practices. 


Eligible partners may submit general WREP proposals for individual, watershed-wide or larger geographical area projects. WREP partners are required to contribute a financial or technical assistance fund match.