Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2012

CRP PracticeAcres, 2012
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established8,965,621
Establishment of permanent native grasses6,393,690
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes2,711,597
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement2,170,713
Rare and Declining Habitat1,566,428
Wetland Restoration1,405,735
Filter strips992,518
Riparian buffer873,500
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established738,601
Hardwood tree planting611,428
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Grass--*581,371
Tree planting428,307
Habitat for upland birds244,856
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer219,226
Wetland restoration, non-flood plain195,185
Duck Nesting Habitat169,918
Grass waterways, non-easement135,574
Permanent wildlife habitat118,385
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement118,189
Marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffer115,592
Longleaf Pine Initiative111,663
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement106,067
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement95,391
Emergency Forestry - Softwood - New91,415
Bottomland timber established on wetland80,658
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland69,484
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement59,071
Wildlife food plot52,002
Marginal wetland buffer45,624
Shallow water areas for wildlife36,674
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement36,198
Emergency Forestry - Softwood - Existing28,494
Emergency Forestry - Mixed Trees - Existing27,826
Emergency Forestry - Longleaf Pine - New24,982
Emergency Forestry - Bottomland Hardwood - Existing23,269
Pollinator Habitat17,162
FWP Aquaculture Wetland Restoration16,079
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Trees14,784
Emergency Forestry - Longleaf Pine - Existing10,002
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity8,887
Emergency Forestry - Bottomland Hardwood - New8,710
Expired hardwood tree planting8,708
FWP Flooded Prairie Wetland8,491
Grass waterways7,290
Living snow fences, non-easement5,526
Field windbreak establishment4,883
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces4,153
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Buffers4,001
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Wetlands3,584
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement3,424
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)2,500
Shelterbelt establishment2,136
Emergency Forestry - Upland Hardwood - Existing1,997
Emergency Forestry - Upland Hardwood - New1,721
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)1,454
Vegetative filter strips1,325
Cross Wind Trap Strips1,103
Living snow fence897
Alternate perennial749
Sediment Retention Control Structure: MI CREP704
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover703
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Longleaf Pine647
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands626
Vegetative filter strips (grass)349
FWP Constructed Wetland300
Flood Control System204
Diversions180
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement93
Erosion control structure87
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement55
Alley cropping16
Vegetative filter strips (trees)8

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

 

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