Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2008

CRP PracticeAcres, 2008
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established11,108,244
Establishment of permanent native grasses7,514,817
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes6,240,281
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement1,389,981
Wetland Restoration1,360,289
Rare and Declining Habitat1,116,263
Filter strips1,016,411
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established951,165
Riparian buffer793,283
Tree planting728,440
Permanent wildlife habitat681,820
Hardwood tree planting400,742
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity137,277
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer129,056
Grass waterways, non-easement98,800
Habitat for upland birds95,792
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement94,988
Marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffer88,185
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover86,458
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement67,162
Wildlife food plot66,352
Shallow water areas for wildlife52,063
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland46,511
Emergency Forestry - Softwood - New45,226
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)45,194
Longleaf Pine Initiative44,871
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement38,873
Grass waterways35,644
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement32,748
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands28,296
Wetland restoration, non-flood plain27,376
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement26,923
Field windbreak establishment26,578
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)21,098
Emergency Forestry - Softwood - Existing17,410
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement16,424
Bottomland timber established on wetland15,973
Marginal wetland buffer15,497
Duck Nesting Habitat15,340
Emergency Forestry - Mixed Trees - Existing12,629
Shelterbelt establishment11,884
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement11,478
Emergency Forestry - Bottomland Hardwood - Existing11,376
Erosion control structure8,780
Vegetative filter strips8,753
Emergency Forestry - Longleaf Pine - New6,631
Vegetative filter strips (grass)5,723
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Grass--*5,474
Emergency Forestry - Bottomland Hardwood - New5,106
Living snow fences, non-easement4,256
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces4,056
Living snow fence3,150
Expired hardwood tree planting2,328
Cross Wind Trap Strips2,206
Alley cropping1,409
Emergency Forestry - Longleaf Pine - Existing1,102
Emergency Forestry - Upland Hardwood - New1,067
Alternate perennial1,062
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement772
Emergency Forestry - Upland Hardwood - Existing662
Vegetative filter strips (trees)373
Flood Control System331
Permanent Wildlife Habitat328
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Buffers249
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Wetlands94
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Trees48

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


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