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54 counties

60,000 acres

$500 million

The Minnesota Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program


Buffer Strips

Wetland Restoration

Wellhead Protection Areas

What is MN CREP?

MN CREP is a voluntary, federal-state funded natural resource conservation program that uses a science-based approach to target environmentally sensitive land.

Landowners will enter into a 14-15 year Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract administered by the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA), and a Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve perpetual conservation easement administered by the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources (BWSR).

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