FSA’s Wildlife Initiatives

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been continually evolving throughout its successful 25-year history. The voluntary conservation program began with a primary purpose of erosion prevention, but has expanded to embrace not only water and air quality, but also wildlife habitat for priority species. Today, one of the ways the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is benefitting priority wildlife is by targeting acres under the Conservation Reserve Program’s various wildlife initiatives; including the State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) initiative, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), and several other practices available for continuous signup.