Investing in Conservation Partnerships through RCPP

Dan Conservation, Environment


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind producers about the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). It promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns. Through RCPP, NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners to implement projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to conservation challenges and provide measurable improvements and outcomes tied to the resource concerns they seek to address.

That’s NRCS Chief Terry Cosby, who says they get the biggest bang for the buck working with producers

The current Farm Bill made a number of substantial changes to RCPP, including the fact it is now a standalone program with its own funding of $300 million annually. The program emphasis is on project outcomes, as all RCPP projects must now develop and report on their environmental outcomes.

To learn more, contact your local USDA Service Center.