Soil Health Management Systems for Northern CA
Year Awarded: Fiscal Year 2021
USDA Funding: $6,995,463.00
Partner-Contributed Funding: $11,059,085.00
Project Timeline: 2021-2026
Conservation Program Funded: Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP): Land Management
California Counties: Butte, Del Norte, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba Counties
Lead Partner: California State University, Chico
California Department of Agriculture (CDFA)
Carbon Cycle Institute
Glenn County Resource Conservation District
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Mendocino County Farm Bureau
Modoc County Resource Conservation District
Mendocino County Resource Conservation District
University of California Cooperative Extension
Lassen County Farm Bureau
Humboldt County Resource
California Association of Resource Conservation Districts
Chico State Enterprises (California State University, Chico)
The Soil Health Management Systems RCPP project aims to implement and evaluate Soil Health Management Systems (SHMS) through a regional partnership to achieve conservation benefits in four economically important agro-ecosystems in Northern CA (orchard/vineyard, rangeland, dairy, row cropping). SHMS incorporates practices and management actions that address all soil functions, including nutrient cycling, water infiltration and availability, filtering and buffering, physical stability and support, and habitat for biodiversity.
Create multi-resource management strategies through the collaborative development of Conservation Activity Plans and Whole Farm/Ranch Conservation Plans
Increase implementation of practices as part of comprehensive SHMS and assess environmental, economic and social impacts of SHMS adoption
- 327 – Conservation Cover
- 328 – Conservation Crop Rotation
- 329 – Residue & Tillage Mgmt. – No Till
- 345 – Residue & Tillage Mgmt. – Reduced Till
- 484 – Mulching
- 449 – Irrigation Water Mgmt.
- 512 – Forage & Biomass Planting
- 528 – Prescribed Grazing
- 550 – Range Planting
- 590 – Nutrient Mgmt.
- 595 – Pest Mgmt.
- 610 – Salinity & Sodic Soil Mgmt.
Andrea Casey, RCPP Coordinator
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Davis State Office, California
Phone: (530) 304-2124