Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2005

CRP PracticeAcres, 2005
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established11,478,579
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes7,463,716
Establishment of permanent native grasses7,240,776
Wetland Restoration1,388,109
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement1,211,229
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established934,614
Filter strips907,977
Tree planting892,525
Permanent wildlife habitat834,098
Riparian buffer641,147
Rare and Declining Habitat551,355
Hardwood tree planting381,901
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity160,483
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement102,455
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer86,752
Wildlife food plot73,373
Grass waterways, non-easement71,870
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)55,914
Shallow water areas for wildlife48,603
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement40,348
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement35,372
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover34,918
Grass waterways34,564
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement33,645
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland33,549
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement31,705
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands29,224
Field windbreak establishment24,512
Vegetative filter strips20,425
Shelterbelt establishment17,893
Habitat for upland birds15,312
Marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffer13,554
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)10,611
Diversions9,889
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement8,184
Marginal wetland buffer6,831
Erosion control structure4,682
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement4,461
Wetland restoration, non-flood plain4,271
Living snow fences, non-easement3,552
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement2,911
Living snow fence2,653
Bottomland timber established on wetland2,544
Permanent Wildlife Habitat2,257
Cross Wind Trap Strips2,005
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces1,911
Alternate perennial1,460
Vegetative filter strips (grass)1,403
Alley cropping496
Vegetative filter strips (trees)421
Expired hardwood tree planting271

For more detail on who receives CRP Payments, please visit EWG's Farm Subsidy Database.

 

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