Minnesota CREP Guidance Materials

CREP is an offshoot of 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. Five Minnesota state agencies have come together to support MN CREP, including Board of Water and Soil Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, Department of Natural Resources and Pollution Control Agency. 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.

    Training & Webinar Information

    Signup Documents and Supporting Information

    Geospatial Resources

    Marketing Templates

    MN CREP and CCRP News Release (docx)

    MN CREP News Release (docx): use this template to share important MN CREP news with your local media

    MN CREP Expiring CRP News Release (docx): Over 96,000 acres of CRP are set to expire this year and MN CREP is an available option for enrollment. Use this template to inform landowners in your District.

    MN CREP Five Things Handout (docx): Do you have an upcoming event and need something to promote MN CREP? We’ve created a handout with five reasons for people to sign up for MN CREP.

    MN CREP Radio Ad (docx): Need help with advertising MN CREP locally? Download a template for a 30 second radio spot for use in your area. Fill in your name and contact information and you’re all set!

    Desk Signage

    MNCREP Desktop Sign

    MN CREP Desk Sign (pdf) 

    MN CREP Expiring CRP Acres Desk Sign (pdf): MN CREP is an option for CRP acres that are expiring in September

    MNCREP Desktop Sign Expiring CRP (JPG)



    MN CREP Logo
    MN CREP Logo (jpg)

    MN CREP Logo (pdf)

    Minnesota CREP Logo
    Minnesota CREP Logo (jpg)

    Minnesota CREP Logo (pdf)


    Have a booth at a public event? Need a display sign for an upcoming presentation? We have pull-up MN CREP banners available for checkout. Send an email to bwsr.rim@state.mn.us and provide your name, contact information, and the dates you need the banner. We’ll send it out to you for your use, along with a way to return it to us. Please provide at least two weeks’ notice for banner request.

    Landowner Profiles

    We are creating a series of landowner profiles to share stories about why people sign up for MN CREP, and how they feel about it. Feel free to use these profiles to engage landowners through advertisements, newsletters, flyers or emails.

    There are two types of profiles in the areas listed for your use:

    1. A landowner profile with background to share with your local news or area landowners.
    2. A short quote version for sharing with your local paper, in newsletters, or other communication material

    Hills, Minnesota

    Freeborn County

    Contact BWSR if you have a landowner in your area that should be highlighted.



    Sharon Doucette
    Conservation Easement Section Manager