Select Practices

Finding the right conservation practice is the key to CREP’s success on your farm.

Maintaining streambank fencing will keep a farm looking clean and trim even with a “wild,” yet healthy looking, riparian streambank buffer.

Finding the right conservation practice is the key to CREP’s success on your farm.

Consider the following examples…

If you graze livestock near a stream, even a small one, consider native tree and shrub planting, streambank fencing, stream crossings, livestock watering systems. CP 22, CP 29

If you have crop or hayland on a steep hillside and you are tired of battling soil loss and the risk of working the land, consider planting native warm or cool season grasses. Warm season grasses be used in most CREP contract are going to be native, however, not all cool season grasses have to be native. CP 1, CP 2 , CP4D

If you have fields and pastures with low, wet spots or near flood-prone streams, a shallow water area or wetland restoration would be a perfect fit.  CP 23, CP 9

If you have an old field, with a non-forested stream running through it, native trees and shrubs can be planted along stream.  CP 22 or  CP 29

CREP Conservation Practices
CP 1 Cool Season Grass*
CP 2 Native Grass*
CP 4D Wildlife Habitat*
CP 8A Grassed Waterway
CP 9 Shallow Water Area
CP 12 Wildlife Food Plots*
CP 15A Contour Grass Strips
CP 21 Filter Strip
CP 22 Forested Riparian Buffer +
CP 23 Wetland Restoration +
CP 29 Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Habitat +
CP 30 Marginal Pastureland Wetland Buffer
CP 33 Habitat Buffer or Upland Birds
* Practices for Highly Erodible Land (HEL)
+ Follow link for more detailed information on website

NOTE:  In addition the financial benefits listed on the USDA-FSA CRP fact sheets, many of the conservation practices also quality for Pennsylvania Cost Share Financial Incentives.  Contact you local FSA Office for details.

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