Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program FY2020 Annual Report Iowa, June 25, 2021

(2012) Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program FY2020 Annual Report Iowa, June 25, 2021. Agriculture and Land Stewardship

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Abstract

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a partnership between state agencies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency. Through these partnerships, CREP provides financial incentives to farm landowners willing to voluntarily implement conservation measures on sensitive land in lieu of continued agricultural production. Conservation practices implemented under CREP (e.g., stream buffers, conservation plantings, restored wetlands) contribute to improved water quality, reduced water losses, increased water storage, and increased habitat quantity and quality for a variety of wildlife species; but are targeted towards specific State or nationally significant conservation concerns. Under the terms of CREP agreements, partners are required to submit annual reports that summarize progress towards meeting CREP agreement goals. This is the FY2020 report for the Iowa CREP.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: CREP, Conservation, wetlands, water quality
Subjects: Agriculture and food production
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
Natural resources and environment
ID Code: 37699
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2021 15:21
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 15:21
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/37699