Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program Law and Legal Definition
The wetlands reserve enhancement program is a federal initiative that provides incentives to landowners for the purpose of restoring wetlands. Wetlands reserve enhancement program is an initiative of the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). Wetlands reserve enhancement program guarantees protection of wetlands in an active agricultural landscape. The wetlands reserve enhancement program also ensures that wetlands are compatible with agriculture production.
According to 7 CFR 1467.9, the wetland reserve enhancement program addresses wetland protection and enhancement objectives by entering into agreements with states (including a political subdivision or agency of a state), nongovernmental organizations, and Indian Tribes. It also provides financial incentives to private landowners to develop and restore wetlands that interrupt tile drainage from agricultural watersheds.
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