The Bottomland Hardwood Tree initiative improves the environment by restoring hardwood forests within floodplains. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) provides farmers and landowners with initiatives like this to achieve many farming and conservation goals. Whatever the conservation challenge – soil conservation, water quality protection, or wildlife habitat enhancement – CRP is a proven land performance and management solution.
Bottomland hardwoods are streamside forest trees – such as oak, maple, ash, cypress, and tupelo – that typically grow on lands prone to flooding. Placing cropland into ecologically diverse bottomland forests helps restore wetlands. By enrolling in the Bottomland Hardwood Tree practice, landowners and farmers provide public benefits from improved recreational and environmental value. In addition, the bottomland forests will produce valuable timber, providing an investment for future years.
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Contact Bottomland Hardwood Trees initiative
USDA Farm Service Agency
Washington, DC 20002
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