Conservation Reserve Program Benefits Information

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Conservation Reserve Program Benefits Information

Conservation Reserve Program Benefits Information

By protecting fragile and environmentally sensitive lands the CRP provides substantial conservation benefits by protecting highly erodible soils, improving water quality, enhancing wildlife populations, providing pollinator forage habitat, and sequestering carbon in soil and enhancing soil productivity. These benefits are estimated annually for the United States and 4 important geographic regions.

Click on the links below for national and regional environmental benefits information from 2010-2017.

Environmental Benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program - United States

Environmental Benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program - Mississippi River Basin

Environmental Benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program - Prairie Pothole Region

Environmental Benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program - Chesapeake Bay

Environmental Benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program - Great Lakes

Note: All files in the table above are in .PDF format

Estimation Methodology (PDF)