Conservation Reserve Enhancement (CREP)
The S.D. Game, Fish and Parks Department has identified the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program as a powerful tool to meet goals to provide additional undisturbed habitat for wildlife and public hunting access.
Administered by the USDA's Farm Service Agency, CREP is simply a "state-sponsored " Conservation Reserve Program designed for a specific geographic area that will address resource concerns identified by state partners.
In South Dakota, the focus will be on improving water quality, reducing soil erosion, and providing flood control all while creating additional pheasant nesting habitat in the James River Watershed. CREP participants will receive 40% higher rental rates than if they were to just enroll their land in CRP. Every acre enrolled in CREP will be open to public hunting and fishing
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