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NRCS Chief on Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Clint Thompson General

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced it is investing in conservation projects across 29 states, including Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), NRCS will award $206 million for 48 projects while leveraging nearly $300 million in partner contributions. NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr explains how the USDA Farm Bill program brings partners together to resolve conservation issues on the regional level.

Chief Lohr says these RCPP projects are very unique.

In Alabama, NRCS will invest $1 million in partner-driven conservation projects with The Nature Conservancy, and will leverage an additional $1,000,235 in partner contributions.

In Florida, NRCS will invest $16,508,441 million in partner-driven conservation projects with the North Florida Land Trust, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and will leverage $20,822,664 million in partner contributions.

In Georgia, NRCS will invest $2,077,922 in partner-driven conservation projects with the Georgia Conservancy and will leverage an additional $2,200,000 in partner contributions.