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NRCS is Now Accepting Land Management and Rental Applications and Conservation Easement Applications for the Upper Colorado River- Yampa & Little Snake Basin Project - RCPP Project #2529

James Sperry

Colorado and Wyoming Applications must be received by June 13, 2022

Denver, CO– As of May 13, 2022, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting Land Management and Rental applications and Conservation Easements applications for enrollment into the Upper Colorado River- Yampa & Little Snake Basin Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. Producers within the project area that are interested in implementing conservation projects or enrolling in a permanent conservation easement on their private agricultural operation have until June 13, 2022 for WY and CO properties to submit an application to the local NRCS Field Office to be considered for this funding opportunity.

If you are an agricultural producer wishing to enroll in a conservation easement, please know that you will need to work with an eligible land trust to submit an application by the deadline.

To be eligible for consideration for this funding opportunity, an agricultural producers must have updated farm records with the Farm Service Agency (FSA). 

Applications are accepted at all Wyoming and Colorado NRCS Service Centers across the states, but only projects that are located within the project boundary that align with this specific RCPP project’s goals will be considered in this funding opportunity.  To apply, please contact your NRCS Service Center which can be located using the USDA Service Center Locator.

When visiting with NRCS staff about this RCPP opportunity, we encourage you to inquire about NRCS’s comprehensive conservation plans. The Agency continually strives to offer quality technical conservation information to assist you in all your conservation project needs. Developing a strong conservation plan for your agricultural operation provides you with the best technical knowledge that will facilitate the sustainable operation of your farm, ranch or forest.  Conservation plans can offer landowners comprehensive inventories of their resources, technical assessments of sustainability, best management practices to consider and help identify other potential financial assistance opportunities to help you fully implement and adopt your conservation project.

For additional information regarding this funding opportunity, please reach out to James Sperry, for Colorado projects or Monte Bush,, for Wyoming projects.