Grassland habitat

BWSR provides technical support for USDA Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). CRP is a voluntary program that helps agricultural producers safeguard environmentally sensitive land. CRP participants plant long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve water quality, control soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance.

Continuous CRP (CCRP) Fact Sheet

FSA CCRP Fact Sheet (pdf)

Signing Incentive Payment (SIP) & Performance Incentive Payment (PIP) Information

SIP is a one-time incentive payment made to participants for each acre enrolled in an eligible practice for each year of the CRP contract. PIP is a one-time incentive payment equal to 40% of the eligible installation costs for eligible participants. 

SIP & PIP (pdf) *See pages 49-53

Continuous CRP Practice Information

Continuous CRP Practice Information
Conservation Practice Number Conservation Practice Name
CP5A Field Windbreak Establishment (pdf)
CP16A Shelterbelt Establishment (pdf)
CP17A Living Snow Fences (pdf)
CP21 Filter Strip (pdf)
CP22 Riparian Buffer (pdf)
CP23 Wetland Restoration, Floodplain (pdf)
CP23A Wetland Restoration, Non-Floodplain (pdf)
CP27/CP28 Farmable Wetlands Program and Buffer (pdf)
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds (pdf)
CP37 Duck Nesting Habitat (pdf)
CP38E State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) (pdf)
CP42 Pollinator Habitat (pdf)