Skip

News Release

News - NRCS Announces Signup For Healthy Forest Reserve Program In California

Natural Resources Conservation Service - News Release

NRCS Announces Signup For Healthy Forest Reserve Program In California

Contacts:
Stephen Smith (530) 792-5655
Anita Brown (530) 792-5644

DAVIS, Calif., April 15, 2011—Applications are being accepted until May 2, 2011, for funding through the Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP), a program that provides financial and technical assistance to eligible participants who want to protect, restore, or enhance threatened and endangered species habitat on forest lands they own or manage.

California’s HFRP focuses on habitat restoration and enhancement projects that have the potential to benefit listed anadromous fish and other at-risk wildlife. Priority lands for enrollment in this sign-up include forested habitats protected by conservation easements within the North Central Coast California (NCCC) recovery area. The NCCC includes critical habitat areas in Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Sonoma counties.

Eligible land owners have until close of business on May 2 to submit the required documentation to be considered for this funding cycle. Applications will continue to be accepted after this deadline, but ranking will be deferred until the next funding cycle.

Additional information about HFRP in California and application documents can be found online at www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/hfrp.html. Landowners and land managers can also contact one of the following NRCS offices:

Capitola Local Partnership Office
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 128
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: (831) 475-1967

Eureka Service Center
5630 S. Broadway
Eureka CA 95503
Phone: (707) 442-6058

Petaluma Service Center
1301 Redwood Way, Suite 170
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: (707) 794-1242

Ukiah Service Center
1252 Airport Park Blvd. Suite B-1
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 468-9223

Since its inception in 1935, NRCS has worked in partnership with private landowners and a variety of local, state and federal conservation partners to deliver conservation based on specific, local needs.

-NRCS-

 The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people
conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.

An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer