Resources

A repository of CREP promotional materials is available for conservation districts and partnering organizations

A repository of CREP promotional materials is available for conservation districts and partnering organizations. (Non-partner organizations may submit an order and a quote will be emailed to them stating material and postage costs.) These print materials are available for various uses including one-on-one farm visits, district-sponsored workshops, as well as county and statewide exhibition events.

Click on the links to download PDF versions of the resources. If you would like hard copies, please enter the title and quantity of the resources you are requesting in the form below. Sorry, no out-of-state requests can be accommodated.

PA CREP – Helping Landowners – Protecting Natural Resources
Brochure explaining what the CREP program is. Details some of benefits and landowner responsibilities, which conservation practices are eligible, and how to enroll.

PA CREP Display Banner
This 33”w x 78”h banner can be borrowed from the PACD Harrisburg office. Contact Sandy Austin at saustin@pacd.org for availability and to make arrangements to obtain.

PA CREP Metal Signs
Contact Sandy Austin at saustin@pacd.org for availability and to make arrangements to obtain.

The Pennsylvania Riparian Forest Buffer Handbook Part 1 | Part 2 (Due to file size, the document was split in to two parts for online viewing.)
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available). 

This handbook is designed to assist in implementing conservation practices on farms.

CREP – Pennsylvania Delaware River Basin Fact Sheet
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available). 
Fact sheet on CREP expanding in to Pike, Monroe, Northampton, Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware counties.

canada-thistleManaging Canada Thistle
Fact sheet on controlling this invasive perennial through injury to its aggressive root system.

managing-multiflora-roseManaging Multiflora Rose
Fact sheet on controlling this invasive shrub during early growth, mowing, and herbicides.

managing-purple-loosestrifeManaging Purple Loosestrife
Fact sheet on controlling this herbaceous perennial through hand-pulling, mowing, and proper herbicide use.

managing-japanese-knotweedManaging Japanese Knotweed
Fact sheet on controlling this herbaceous perennial through mowing and proper herbicide use.

weed-managementWeed Management in Riparian Forest Buffers
Fact sheet describing methods of controlling weeds before and after planting.

pa-crep-wildlifePA CREP Wildlife Habitat Fact Sheet
Fact sheet describing methods to prevent the loss of grassland habitats through restricted mowing and the management of beneficial plants that provide shelter and cover for wildlife.

PA CREP Reducing Mowing to Benefit Wildlife
Fact sheet describing the time and frequency of mowing to benefit wildlife habitat and nesting.

Tools you need to grow a successful conservation planting – weed management for land owners
DVD program that will show you how to control weeds in various plantings, and help identify types of weeds and the best management practices.

visual-guideVisual Guide to Pennsylvania’s Noxious Weeds
Publication listing Pennsylvania’s Noxious Weed Control Law along with photos of noxious weeds and methods for control.

landowner-guideLandowner Guide to Buffer Success
Publication with activities by season to ensure buffer success. Includes tips to save time and improve outcomes, photos with informative captions, and a summary of how trees help streams.

Weed Management in CREP Grasslands – Agronomy Facts 66
Publication discussing weed management options for CREP grasslands. Discusses mechanical and chemical weed management and includes information on herbicides for use in CREP grassland areas.

Forest Landowners Guide to Tree Planting
Publication that focuses on the values and methods of establishing wooded areas on rural property. It contains suggestions and guidelines for analyzing, preparing, and planting the site along with advice on maintaining and supporting the seedlings.

Common Beneficial Plants Found in Wildlife Habitat Established Through CREP and other Farm Bill Programs
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Guide for landowners with property enrolled in the CREP program or landowners managing grassland, old field, and early successional habitat for wildlife. Provides a visual identification of some of the more common weeds/wildflowers that naturally occur in agricultural fields and meadows.

CREP Annual Report: Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Pennsylvania Highlights 2015-2016
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available). 

This annual report provides a summary of the work completed through the CREP program in Pennsylvania.

forested-buffersForested Buffers through United States Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available). 

Pamphlet on using forested buffers to restore streams, create wildlife habitat, and improve water quality.

CP1CP-1 Establishment of Permanent Introduced Grasses and Legumes
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on establishing grass cover.

CP2CP-2 Establishment of Permanent Native Grasses
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on establishing native grasses.

CP4DCP-4D Permanent Wildlife Habitat  
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on establishing wildlife habitat.

CP8ACP-8A Grass Waterway
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on establishing grass waterways.

CP-9 Shallow Water Areas for Wildlife CP-9 Shallow Water Areas for Wildlife
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on restoring shallow water areas provide habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.

CP12CP-12 Wildlife Food Plot
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on planting food plots for wildlife.

CP15ACP-15A Contour Grass Strips
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on permanent strips of vegetative cover that located on cropland and follow natural contours.

CP21CP-21 Filter Strips
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on filter strips which are designed to protect water quality by serving as a natural filter to intercept pollutants and prevent erosion.

CP22CP-22 Riparian Buffer
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on riparian buffers which are a strip of trees bordering perennial or seasonal streams, waterbodies and wetlands areas.

CP23CP-23 Wetland Restoration on Floodplains
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on restoring former or creating new wetlands that had been converted for agricultural use.

CP29CP-29 Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Buffers
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet for landowners and farmers with marginal pastureland adjacent to streams, wetlands, and other water body types.

CP30CP-30 Marginal Pastureland Wetland Buffer
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on wetland buffers.

CP33CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
(This publication is only available in electronic format. No hard copies are available).
Fact sheet on habitat buffers for upland birds which provide critical cover, nesting and food resources to targeted upland species.

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