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2009 Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative

Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative


CCPI provides targeted assistance to producers for enhancing conservation outcomes on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest land. All funding for projects will go directly to eligible producers in the selected area. Areas of CCPI assistance are selected competitively through applications of eligible partners. With CCPI, partners request assistance for a specific project area or resource concern. Potential partners may submit proposals that request assistance for a specified project area which may be defined by geo-political boundaries, watershed boundaries, or resource concern. For the partnership proposals that are selected, NRCS directs conservation program funding to eligible private landowners, private nonindustrial forest landowners, farmers, and ranchers who apply.

The purposes of a CCPI partnership agreement are to:

  1. Address conservation priorities involving agriculture and nonindustrial private forest land on a local, State, multi-State, or regional level;
  2. Encourage producers to cooperate in meeting applicable Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements related to production;
  3. Encourage producers to cooperate in the installation and maintenance of conservation practices that affect multiple agricultural or nonindustrial private forest land; and
  4. Promote the development and demonstration of innovative conservation practices and delivery methods, including those for specialty crop and organic production and precision agriculture producers.

Eligible partners include state, local, and Tribal governments, producer associations and cooperatives, institutions of higher education, and nongovernmental organizations.


2009 CCPI Project Areas

In 2009, targeted conservation program funding through CCPI was made available in six Oregon project areas. The application deadline for 2009 closed on July 17, 2009 Read news release.

Private landowners, private nonindustrial forest landowners, farmers, and ranchers may apply for funding and technical assistance related to the following projects:

image pending The Zollner Creek CCPI project, located in the Zollner subbasin in Marion County, emphasizes water conservation through irrigation improvements and improved surface water quality through agricultural conservation practices. To apply, contact the Salem NRCS field office at: (503) 399-5741.
image pending The Dalles Irrigation District CCPI project in Wasco County will offer financial and technical assistance to adopt intensive scientific irrigation scheduling practices to conserve water, save energy and improve water quality on orchards irrigated through The Dalles Irrigation District. To apply, contact the NRCS field office in The Dalles at: (541) 298-8559.
Prairie Creek CCPI project area

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The Prairie Creek CCPI project, located in the Prairie Creek subbasin in Wallowa County, will offer agricultural producers financial and technical assistance to install an irrigation diversion and pipeline connection that will improve water management and water quality in Prairie Creek. . The project area is approximately 1,500 acres located in Sections 4 and 10 of Township 2S Range 45E. To apply, contact the Enterprise NRCS field office at: (541) 426-4521.
Rooster Rock project area

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The Rooster Rock CCPI is focused on private lands adjacent to the Sundry/Rooster Rock Upland Water Quality Area in Baker County. Funding and technical assistance will be directed to improve grazing practices, remove juniper, seed native vegetation, and thin overstocked forests. To apply, contact the Baker City NRCS field office at: (541) 523-7121.
Lonerock Basin CCPI project area

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The Lonerock Basin CCPI project located in southeast Gilliam County will offer landowners financial and technical assistance to thin and remove juniper to increase water supplies for critical steelhead habitat in Lonerock Creek. To apply, contact the Condon NRCS field office at: (541) 384-2671.
Sutton Mountain CCPI project area

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The Sutton Mountain CCPI project area in Wheeler County will offer ranchers financial and technical assistance to remove juniper, manage invasive weeds, enhance native vegetation and improve water distribution for better wildfire management in the area. To apply, contact the Condon NRCS field office at: (541) 384-2671.


Additional Information

 

Program Contact

Meta Loftsgaarden, Partnership Liaison
Phone: (503) 414-3236
Email: meta.loftsgaarden@or.usda.gov