A Closer Look at the RIPE Proposal’s Qualifying Practices: Filter Strips

RIPE chart shows benefits of filter strips

Our robust list of qualifying conservation practices deliver public benefits — including soil health, clean water, water conservation, wildlife conservation and climate mitigation — valued at more than $100 per acre or animal unit. One of these practices is using filter strips.

Producers who implement filter strips provide significant climate benefits. The practice reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 0.8 metric ton per acre — worth over $40 per acre. The practice can also deliver over $2,400 in water quality benefits and nearly $70 in air quality benefits per acre, reaching a total of over $2,500 per acre.

Review our methodology and sources in the chart here and access our current list of proposed qualifying practices here