Effects of the Conservation Reserve Program on Priority Shortgrass Prairie Birds: A Conservation Effects Assessment Project
By: Megan McLachlan and Mike Carter
In 2003, a multi-agency effort initiated the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) to quantify environmental benefits of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs such as the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), and Environmental Quality Improvement Program (EQIP). This project is part of the Wildlife Component of CEAP which was created to quantify effects of conservation programs on wildlife in agricultural landscapes.
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