Signup Deadline Announced for RCPP in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced they are now accepting applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for the first batching date through January 3, 2022.

In Alabama, the Nature Conservancy plans to reduce sedimentation, toxic pollution, nutrient runoff, and other stresses within several waterbodies in the Paint Rock, Big Canoe Creek, and Locust Fork watersheds.

Implementing streambank restoration practices along these targeted waterbodies will improve water quality, reduce property loss for ag producers who own property along these waterways and support the multi-partner goal of protecting Strategic Habitat Units (SHU’s) in Alabama.


Eligible conservation practices include streambank restoration and riparian buffer establishment, as well as supporting practices like exclusion fencing and livestock watering systems.

Those interested should contact their local NRCS field office in the county where the eligible acreage is located. The eligible watersheds are located within Blount, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall, and St. Clair counties.

To be considered for this first 2022 batching date in Alabama, eligible producers are encouraged to sign up by January 3, 2022. Visit your local USDA Service Center to determine eligibility.