Oregon NRCS Announces Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding in Oregon

by Lacey Townsend

USDA-LogoOn January 15, 2015 Oregon NRCS announced the selection of six projects from around the state as recipients of Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding. NRCS’ investment will bring 23 million dollars of funding to bear to address a wide range of resource issues, and is the first in a five year commitment to the RCPP program by USDA.

Projects that were selected will address Sage Grouse Conservation, Oak Woodland Preservation and Restoration, Making Carbon Markets Accessible to Private Forest Landowners, Holistic Restoration with GIS, and Irrigation Efficiency.

Please take some time and read the NRCS Oregon Press Release. Congratulations to those Districts who were successfully funded in 2015 and good luck to those applying this year. This is a fantastic investment in Oregon conservation.

For more information about the RCPP, visit the Oregon NRCS website at www.or.nrcs.usda.gov