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A South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program sign borders public hunting land north of Mitchell. (Luke Hagen/Republic)

Conservation program enrollments stopped

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In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.


Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency, CREP is a state-sponsored Conservation Reserve Program designed to target and address specific high priority conservation and environmental objectives.

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