Farm Bill Provisions for Wildlife Management
Farm Bill Programs
- Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
- A voluntary technical assistance program that encourages conservation on private grazing lands through the use of sustainable year-round, rotational or managed grazing systems.
- Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
- A voluntary program in which landowners enroll in contracts to take highly erodible and other environmentally sensitive croplands out of production.
- Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
- A new voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to producers who practice good stewardship on their agricultural lands and incentives to those that wish to do more.
- Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP)
- An incentive program that encourages the development of filter strips, buffers, windbreaks, wildlife habitat, and shelterbelts to reduce soil erosion and water pollution.
- Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
- A voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers who install and maintain conservation practices that sustain food and fiber production while enhancing soil, water, and related natural resources and energy conservation.
- The Farmland Protection Program (FPP)
- A voluntary program that helps farmers keep their land in agriculture by providing matching money to qualifying entities such as farmland protection land trusts which can be used to buy conservation easements on eligible land.
- Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP)
- Purpose is to provide financial incentives to landowners who wish to maintain healthy grasslands and protect them from development.
- Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)
- Purpose of the program is to restore degraded wetlands on private or tribal property and provide them with long term protection.
- Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
- A voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat on land that they own or lease.