|Progress toward the
2-million-mile goal: 69 percent as of January 1, 2003
By Bill Berry, Editor
1973 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Progress toward the Conservation Reserve Program Goal of Two Million Miles of Conservation Buffers
Program miles acres
Technical assistance only 190,420 685,536
Cost-share programs 185,315 667,133
Wetlands Reserve Program* 27,419 98,709
General CRP** 333,783 1,201,619
Continuous CRP/CREP 637,726 2,295,814
Total 1,374,670 4,958,911
* Prior to fiscal year 2001, a 20 percent credit was taken for acres under easement in the courthouse. Thereafter, actual buffer installations will be reported through the NRCS Performance Results Measurement System.
** Prior to fiscal year 2001, a 4 percent credit was taken for acres enrolled adjacent to water and producing significant environmental benefits. Thereafter, actual buffer installations will be reported through the NRCS Performance Results Measurement System.
Note: Totals in the technical assistance only, cost-share programs, and Wetlands Reserve Program categories are through September 30, 2001. General CRP totals are through the last sign-up, which was held in 2000.