NRCS is Now Accepting Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Applications for the Yampa & Little Snake Project
RCPP is a voluntary Farm Bill program which provides financial assistance for targeted conservation projects, addressing natural resource concerns in targeted areas including the Upper Colorado River - Yampa & Little Snake Project Area.
Denver, CO – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Colorado is currently accepting applications for enrollment into the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) entity held easements for this project. RCPP is a voluntary Farm Bill program which provides financial assistance for targeted conservation projects in states addressing natural resource concerns in targeted areas including the big game migration corridors in the Upper Colorado River - Yampa & Little Snake Basins. Producers interested in conservation easements to improve natural resources on their private agricultural land have until March 3, 2023 to submit applications.
Producers must have farm records current with the Farm Service Agency and submit a complete program application to NRCS to be considered for financial assistance through RCPP.
Fully completed application packets must be received by no later than 4:00 PM MST on an advertised signup date to be considered. Application packets may be sent to the attention of Easements Program Manager, by email (preferred) to email@example.com; by FedEx or UPS to USDA-NRCS, Denver Federal Center, Building 56, Room 2604, Denver, CO 80225; or by USPS to USDA-NRCS, Denver Federal Center, PO Box 25426, Denver, CO 80225.
When visiting with NRCS staff about the RCPP program, landowners are encouraged to inquire about NRCS’ comprehensive conservation plans. The Agency continually strives to put conservation planning at the forefront of its programs and initiatives. Conservation plans provide landowners with a comprehensive inventory and assessment of their resources, as well as an appropriate start to improving the quality of soil, water, air, plants, and wildlife on their land.
To find out more information about RCPP- EQIP please visit the Colorado RCPP webpage pr contact James Sperry, NRCS RCPP State Coordinator.