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Minnesota CREP Guidance Materials

CREP is a program within the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the country’s largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), CREP targets state-identified, high-priority conservation issues. This project is a federal, state, and local partnership and will voluntarily retire environmentally sensitive land using the nationally-recognized ReInvest In Minnesota (RIM) Reserve program. This is accomplished through permanent protection by establishing conservation practices via payments to farmers and agricultural land owners. CREP is implemented locally through Soil and Water Conservation Districts and many other partners.

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Training & Webinar Information

Training was held on April 18th and 21st, 2017. This training was focused on SWCD and FBAP Staff’s implementation of this program, including details specific to the RIM perpetual easement program.

As we look forward to a future MN CREP signup, additional training sessions will be held. Recordings of these trainings will be posted to this site.

Signup Documents and Supporting Information

Scoresheet examples and the minimum size waiver are linked below.


Links to shapefile downloads will be added prior to signup.

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