What is ECREP?
The Enhanced Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (ECREP) was created in 2005 to combine federal, state and local funding for streamside restoration work.
Learn more about this uniquely Productive Partnership here on our website.
How long is the commitment?
Landowners involved in an ECREP project commit to a 10 to 15 year restoration contract
Who pays for and conducts the work?
The Soil and Water Conservation District covers all project costs (planning, labor, and plants) with no cost to the landowner.
Program funding and assistance provided by local and federal partner agencies, including Clean Water Services, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Oregon Department of Forestry, The Freshwater Trust, and the USDA and Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Services.
Who is eligible?
Most rural landowners with land near a stream will be eligible. Projects are prioritized by their potential benefit to a number of natural resource concerns and other factors.
What other incentives are available?
- The landowner receives annual soil rental payment for farm acres enrolled.
- Optional in-stream water rights leases
- Bonus payments for certain projects that are located within 1 mile of existing projects (Cumulative Impact Bonus)
- Incentives for long-term conservation agreements.
How do I get started?
Interested landowners should contact the District to learn more about the enrollment process by filling out the Contact Us form below or calling 503-334-2288 x108.