Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation District

Wetland Reserve Program

The Wetland Reserve Program is a voluntary program to restore wetlands that have been altered or drained. Landowners can establish conservation easements of either permanent or 30 year duration, or they can enter into a restoration cost-share agreement where no easement is involved. In exchange for establishing a permanent conservation easement through WRP, the landowner received payment up to the agricultural value of the land as well as cost-sharing for work needed to restore the wetland. The landowner continues to control access to their land.

Water Control Structure Picture
Water Control Structure
Building Swale
Building Swale
Picture of Wetlands
Picture of Seeded Dike
Seeded Dike

To contact us:

Phone: 803-259-7144
Fax: 803-259-2400