The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) prepared a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate the environmental consequences associated with implementing an Amendment to the Republican River Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Agreement with the State of Colorado.
CREP provides financial and technical assistance to producers for ceasing active agricultural production and installing a conservation practice on enrolled land. The main goals of CREP are to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat. An EA was prepared in 2006 to address the environmental consequences of the original Republican River CREP; this EA has been prepared as a supplement to that EA.
A FONSI was issued in April 2012. To view a copy of the FONSI and Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment, please click here.