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Record Investment in Private Lands Conservation

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Conservation, Environment, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

It was announced Tuesday that the Biden Administration made record investments in private lands conservation in fiscal year 2023. This was all through resources made available by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with the largest investment in climate action.  In fiscal year 2023, USDA supported more than 45,000 conservation contracts, more than any year in the 89-year history of USDA’s Natural Resources …

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Apply Now for RCPP in Alabama

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

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS-AL) wants to remind landowners in eligible watersheds it is accepting applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The eligible watersheds are located within Blount, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall, and St. Clair counties. The Nature Conservancy in Alabama plans to reduce sedimentation, pollution, nutrient runoff, and other stresses within several waterbodies in …

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Alabama Now Accepting FY2024 RCPP Applications

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

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 …

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Georgia NRCS Ranking Date for RCPP is December 2

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) wants to remind agricultural producers in the state the ranking date for the conservation easement portions of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is December 2, 2023. Interested producers must apply by December 2, 2023, for their application to be included in this batch of program funding. NRCS and partner groups note this sign-up is …

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Ranking Date for RCPP Projects in Georgia is November 17

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Georgia, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) reminds producers in the state that the ranking date for the conservation easement portions of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is November 17, 2023. Interested producers must apply by that date for their application to be included in this batch of program funding. Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance O. Rudolph said, “RCPP is helping NRCS reach …

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Florida Agricultural Landowners Reminded to Apply for EQIP, CSP & RCCP

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, Forestry, Funding, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS-FL) wants to remind agricultural landowners in the state that they are still accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), climate-smart practices through EQIP and CSP funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). While NRCS accepts applications year-round, Florida producers and landowners need to apply by November 17, …

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USDA Streamlines Regional Conservation Partnership Program in Alabama

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced improvements to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) as well as an unprecedented $1 billion investment to advance partner-driven solutions to conservation on agricultural land through 81 projects. Partnership to Advance Climate-Resilient Longleaf Restoration and Conservation on Private Lands in Alabama and Georgia will receive $25,000,000 in funding over the next five years. RCPP leverages …

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USDA NRCS Reminds Alabama Landowners about Sign-up Deadline

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Alabama, Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS-AL) wants to remind landowners the Fiscal Year 2024 Farm Bill Easement and Financial Assistance Programs signup batching date is Friday, November 3rd, 2023. This signup includes these programs: ACEP–WRE easements provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species, improve water quality by filtering sediments and chemicals, reduce flooding, recharge groundwater, protect …

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RCPP Projects Signup Underway in Georgia

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) has announced a ranking date for the conservation easement portions of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Interested producers must apply by November 17, 2023, for their application to be included in this batch of program funding. Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance O. Rudolph, and partner groups, announced this sign-up for four regionally-focused conservation projects funded through …

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Alabama Signup for NRCS Financial Assistance Programs Continues

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Alabama, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS-AL) wants to remind producers and landowners that signup continues for FY ‘24 easement and financial assistance programs. This includes the: Land eligible for ACEP–WRE easements include farmed or converted wetland that can be successfully and cost-effectively restored. The program helps to provide habitat for fish and wildlife, improve water quality, reduce flooding, recharge groundwater, and …