The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) through NRCS is a partner driven approach to conservation that funds solutions to natural resource challenges on agricultural lands. Yolo County RCD is a part of the “Building Fire Resiliency in California’s Coast Range Forests and Grasslands” Project , a collaboration of partners and forest and range landowners with the goal of implementing conservation practices that will minimize wildfire impacts on human life and property. The project partnership received a five-year $4,922,235 grant from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide technical and financial assistance to reduce fuel loads, improve forest and rangeland health, and recover from wildfire damage in Colusa, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo Counties.
The partnership aims to minimize wildfire impacts on human life and property in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), restore natural fire regime patterns in undeveloped areas, and improve resource conditions following recent wildfires.
RCPP project funding will be available to eligible agricultural producers and landowners. NRCS will provide financial assistance on a competitive basis for approved conservation practices/activities for the purpose of addressing resource concerns. Land and producer eligibility, adjusted gross income, and all other program criteria for participation must be met for a contract approval.
To learn more about the RCPP, visit your local NRCS office to speak with a Conservation Planner. For Yolo County, interested landowners can visit the Woodland Service Center at 221 West Court Street, Woodland, CA. Deadline to sign-up is April 7, 2023.
RCPP Conservation Practices:
|106||Forest Management Plan – Written|
|110||Grazing Management Plan|
|112||Prescribed Burning Plan|
|315||Herbaceous Weed Control|
|326||Clearing and snagging|
|342||Critical Area Planting|
|351||Water Well Decommissioning|
|384||Woody Residue Treatment|
|390||Riparian Herbaceous Cover|
|391||Riparian Forest Buffer|
|410||Grade Stabilization Structure|
|430||Irrigation Pipeline *|
|441||Irrigation System, Microirrigation *|
|468||Lined Waterway or Outlet|
|490||Tree/Shrub Site Preparation|
|548||Grazing Land Mechanical Treatment|
|561||Heavy Use Area Protection|
|580||Streambank and Shoreline Protection|
|642||Water Well (livestock only)|
|654||Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment|
|655||Forest Trails and Landings|
|666||Forest Stand Improvement|