Wetlands Reserve Program payments in Louisiana totaled $18.2 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Louisiana Receiving Wetlands Reserve Program payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Wetlands Reserve Program
Pct of
1Louisiana NRCS$8,455,39646.4%46.4%
2Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana$707,2773.9%50.2%
3Madison Parish, Louisiana$689,5783.8%54.0%
4Catahoula Parish, Louisiana$591,2303.2%57.2%
5Caldwell Parish, Louisiana$322,7691.8%59.0%
6East Carroll Parish, Louisiana$290,1161.6%60.6%
7Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana$252,8641.4%62.0%
8Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana$240,9461.3%63.3%
9Tensas Parish, Louisiana$188,4021.0%64.3%
10Concordia Parish, Louisiana$166,5820.9%65.3%
11Bossier Parish, Louisiana$86,7750.5%65.7%
12Richland Parish, Louisiana$79,1360.4%66.2%
13Vermilion Parish, Louisiana$71,2470.4%66.6%
14Rapides Parish, Louisiana$63,8260.3%66.9%
15Franklin Parish, Louisiana$58,6090.3%67.2%
16Ouachita Parish, Louisiana$53,5000.3%67.5%
17Grant Parish, Louisiana$24,0000.1%67.7%
18Red River Parish, Louisiana$13,4750.1%67.7%
19West Carroll Parish, Louisiana$13,0320.1%67.8%
20Evangeline Parish, Louisiana$4,4390.0%67.8%
21De Soto Parish, Louisiana$3,6030.0%67.8%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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