The Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) was established in 1998 by a unique partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Oregon. Its purpose is to establish riparian vegetation on agricultural land along streams, protecting water quality and restoring fish and wildlife habitat. Agricultural landowners can enroll eligible riparian lands into a 10 to 15-year CREP contract and receive an annual conservation payment for the contract period, reimbursement for 75% of the eligible costs of riparian restoration practices, and other financial incentives. Oregon╩╝s CREP program includes a variety of options that recognize the different agricultural areas of the state.

For more information, contact Bodie Brown at Wheeler SWCD at 541-468-2990 or the Farm Service Agency in Condon at 541-384-2281.

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