Give a Hand in Celebrating 25 Years of New Habitat Creation
WASHINGTON –-(Ammoland.com)- The CRP enables public access to quality hunting and angling resources that otherwise would be unavailable. Idaho Fish and Game/Michael Woodruff.
A standout U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative known as the Conservation Reserve Program is celebrating 25 years of success in ensuring quality fish and wildlife habitat and resources for sportsmen, and we want your help in saying thanks!
The CRP is a volunteer-based program that encourages agricultural and private landowners to convert highly erodible cropland to fish and wildlife friendly cover – often favored by game birds such as pheasants, quail and mallards.
Through the CRP, landowners receive payments and cost-share assistance in establishing long-term conservation practices on farmland. Combined with other Farm Bill programs such as the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive or “Open Fields” Program, the CRP enables public access to quality hunting and angling resources that otherwise would be unavailable.
Today, the total CRP enrollment stands at 31.3 million acres – acres that create habitat, reduce soil erosion and sustain water quality. Take a moment now to thank the USDA for creating the CRP.
Send an e-mail to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at [email protected] with the following message (or write your own!)
“As a sportsman, I can only hope that future generations of Americans will have the same hunting and fishing memories I have experienced. Initiatives like the Conservation Reserve Program help make this dream a reality by converting marginal cropland into quality habitat. Thank you for working to keep the CRP a priority for the USDA.”
Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the TRCP is a coalition of organizations and grassroots partners working together to preserve the tradition of hunting and fishing. Visit: www.trcp.org