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Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Illinois CREP Logo  10/03/2017 - CREP enrollment is suspended at this time

Conservation Reserve Enhancement program (CREP) is an enhanced version of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The CREP Program is a Federal, State and Local partnership designed to retire frequently flooded and environmentally sensitive cropland to achieve restoration and long-term protection. In Illinois, landowners implement conservation practices in the eligible CREP watersheds to reduce sedimentation and nutrients, improve water quality, and to create and enhance critical habitat for fish and wildlife populations.

Landowners implement conservation practices