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Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)

The Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative is a voluntary program established to foster conservation partnerships that focus technical and financial resources on conservation priorities in watersheds of special significance and other geographic areas of environmental sensitivity.  Under CCPI, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) enters into partnership agreements with eligible entities that want to enhance conservation outcomes on agricultural and nonindustrial private forest lands.

** No new funding opportunities were offered in 2013 at either the National or State level.

Active CCPI Projects

Delaware CCPI – Utilizing innovation nutrient reduction practices and technologies in the Upper Walnut Creek Watershed of Ohio.

Hickory Branch Water Quality CCPI – to improve water quality by the accelerated adoption of a suite of conservation practices in the Hickory Branch Watershed (Ohio/Indiana).

Headwaters of the Wabash River Watershed CCPI - 4-year project will assist Ohio farmers to implement best management practices (BMPs) to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus run-off.

National CCPI Information:

Visit the National NRCS CCPI webpage for more information on the CCPI.

Ohio Program Contact

John Armentano , Program Manager
Phone: (614) 255-2469