June 28, 2021 / Program / Keli Kirby

The Clean Lakes, Estuaries, And Rivers initiative offers 30-year contracts through its CLEAR30 pilot. FSA introduced this pilot in 2020, originally focused on 12 states in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay watershed. For 2021, CLEAR30 is now available nationwide.

A sample of practices offered in the CLEAR30 pilot include: (CP37) Duck Nesting Habitat, (CP23) Wetland Restoration, (CP31) Bottomland Timber Establishment on Wetlands, (CP22) Riparian Buffer, etc.

MDA will be releasing a press release soon announcing a one-time bonus payment of $1000/acre for all approved CLEAR30 contracts, excluding grass waterways and contour strips. 

Sign-up for the program with USDA is through August 6. 

For more details go to: CLEAR30