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Application Cutoff Dates for the Delaware River Watershed Working Lands Conservation and Protection Partnership Program

Rebecca Foltasz

The Pinchot Institute for Conservation, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Catskill Forest Association, the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Trout Unlimited, is offering an opportunity for producers in the Delaware River Watershed to apply for financial assistance to address resource concerns on non-industrial private forest land. The partners in this Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for the Delaware River Watershed seek to maintain and improve water quality, forest health, and habitat.


Funding is available to private forest owners for forest stewardship planning and for implementing practices that restore degraded forests, reduce sedimentation and runoff, and enhance wildlife habitat, in addition to addressing other resource concerns. Local Partners and NRCS offices will work together to provide assistance to producers in the project area in planning and implementing conservation practices.


This RCPP partnership announces November 2, 2018 as the application cutoff date for the next round of funding. Applicants interested in implementing practices on non-industrial private forest land must provide a copy of their Forest Management Plan by November 2, 2018 for consideration in this round of funding. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.


Interested landowners should contact their local NRCS office for additional information and to obtain an application.


As part of application process, all landowners will need to complete USDA eligibility requirements. To find information on EQIP Eligibility please visit: .

If you are interested in applying for an NRCS conservation program please visit the NRCS web site for information at: .


You may apply by visiting your local NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: .

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