Wrp,crp?

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  1. fish4life

    fish4life Senior Refuge Member

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    or the less restrictive wrp where they pay 75% of restoration up to a certain amount. Weve got 40-50 acres and are wondering if we should take part in one of these programs. What are the pros/cons.

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  2. Tgrindlay

    Tgrindlay Elite Refuge Member

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    The guys I know that are in the 30 year WRP program are not happy. They only get 75% of Fair Market value for the easement and have to pay 25% of restoration costs. When it comes out they will have sampbuster problems.

    If you can get a fair price the perpetual WRP is the way to go. Attach an appraisal to your application to make sure NRCS doesn't low-ball you. It will be the best $300 you ever spent.
     
  3. ashes

    ashes Senior Refuge Member

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    Contact your State NRCS office. Acceptance into the program is based on a score derived from an enviro ranking and preliminary restoration plan of offered acres.
    US gov't will purchase an easement up to the fair market ag value of the accepted acreage. The payment is based on the actual acres accepted as delineated by survey and legal description of the parcel enrolled. Payments for 30 year easements are paid at up to 75% of the fair market value. The USDA pays 100% of the restoration cost on all permanent easements. However, the participant must pay 25% of the restoration cost if the easement duratioin is 30 years. A 10 year cost share only restoration program is also available.

    PM me if you want more detailed info about WRP.

    You could look into Shallow water wetland creation also thru different programs.
     
  4. uncleD

    uncleD Senior Refuge Member

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    Check w/ DU as well about set aside easements. Maybe w/ WRP/CRP and DU you could get 100%.

    Duke
     

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