The Lorain Soil & Water Conservation District provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve the natural resources and environment in Lorain County.


42110 Russia Road
Elyria, OH 44035-6813
Phone: 440.323.5648 Ext. 3
FAX: 440.326.5807

Continuous Signup
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

The Continuous CRP allows landowners to enter applications at any time. This is for high priority conservation practices such as:

[Photo: Grassed waterway est. in
Rochester Twp.]
  • Grassed Waterways
  • Filter Strips (grass and trees)
  • Bobwhite Quail Initiative
  • Wetlands

The contract length for these conservation practices is 10 years. Cost-share for practice installation and annual payment are available. The Farm Services Agency (FSA) administers the program.

Qualifying lands are cropland. Lands will be removed from production for the length of the contract. Qualifying requirements are the same as all Conservation Reserve Programs. (See the CRP summary page for information).

[Photo: Grass waterway under construction in
Huntington Twp, 2007]

Financial Incentives

Signing incentive payment and practice incentive payments are available for most practices in addition to 50 % cost-share payments and annual payment.

[Photo: Filter strip in Pittsfield Twp – 2006]

For additional information contact the Lorain County Farm Services Agency (FSA) at the address above.


August 16, 2017