2022 Berggren Plan Web

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39 NORTHEAST PHEASANT OPPORTUNITY AREA (NEPOA) Berggren Plan 1�0 Accomplishments within the NEPOA (2016-2020): • Completed 347 habitat improvement projects with private landowners, positively impacting more than 31,000 acres • Enrolled 3,718 additional acres of upland habitat (net gain) into the OFW Program (33% increase) • More than 12% of existing CRP acres within the NEPOA are currently open to public access through OFW • Piloted "Short-Term Set-Aside" program on approximately 250 acres and partnered with Lewis and Clark NRD to develop the "Small Grains Incentive Program" to encourage landowners to incorporate small grains in existing crop rotations Primary Objectives for Berggren Plan 2�0 (2022-2026): • Incentivize CRP enrollments and high-quality habitat upgrades on existing CRP stands to increase habitat base within Northeast POA • Increase public hunting opportunities on private lands through OFW, especially in areas where access is more limited (e�g�, Pierce, Stanton and Madison counties) • Continue to engage with conservation partners on precision agriculture/conservation initiatives to improve pheasant habitat on cropland acres (e�g�, Small Grains Incentive Program, CP43/Prairie Strips, etc�) Table A7� Habitat and Access Goals (2022-2026) for the Northeast Pheasant Opportunity Area (NEPOA) Practice 5-year Goals (Acres) Annual Goals (Acres) New CRP a 15,000 3,000 CRP Re-Enrollment b 34,708 6,941�6 CRP Mid-Contract Management c 15,061�2 3,012�2 Small Grain/Cover Crop 2,500 500 Short-Term Set-Aside 1,000 200 Total Habitat 68,269�2 13,653�8 a Represents 19.9% increase compared to current (2020) CRP enrollment (75,388 ac) b Represents 100% retention of general/continuous CRP acres scheduled to expire from 2021-2025 c Represents 40% of total CRP acres due for Mid-Contract Management from 2021-2025 (37,653 ac) Practice Available CRP (Acres) CRP Acres Enrolled in OFW (2020-21) 5-year Goal (Acres) Public Access (CRP) 75,388 9,545�8 (12�7%) 15% of available d d Represents a "moving goal" based on available general/continuous CRP acreage

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