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Alabama Now Accepting FY2024 RCPP Applications

Dan Alabama, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS-AL) has announced it is accepting applications for its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) through February 16th, 2024.

In Alabama, The Nature Conservancy plans to reduce sedimentation, 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 for unique aquatic biota and the public water supply; reduce property loss for agricultural producers who own property along these waterways; and support the multi-partner goal of protecting Strategic Habitat Units in the state of Alabama.

The eligible watersheds are located within Blount, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall, and St. Clair counties.

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Eligible conservation practices include Streambank Restoration and Riparian Buffer establishment, as well as supporting practices such as Exclusion Fencing and Livestock Watering Systems.

Again, RCPP applications are being accepted in Alabama through February 16th, 2024.

Those interested within the priority watersheds should contact their local NRCS Field office in the county where the land is located.