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Greater Adirondack RC&D and NRCS-NY Announce Application Cutoff Dates for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Rebecca Foltasz

The Greater Adirondack RC&D Council and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) have partnered with New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to bring focused conservation program funding to the region.  The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) uses partnerships to coordinate and target resources to address regional conservation goals. 

The Greater Adirondack RCPP partnership announces November 2, 2018 as the application cutoff date for targeted conservation projects through the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Clinton, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, and Warren counties for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. All applications are competitive and are ranked based on locally identified resource priorities and the overall benefit to the environment.

This special funding will be used to implement practices to address localized priority resource concerns.  Local SWCD’s and NRCS offices will work together to provide assistance to producers in the project area in developing and implementing conservation practices.

Interested farmers and landowners should contact their local NRCS office for additional information and to obtain an application. Applicants for practices to manage forest land or shrubland must submit their updated forest management plan to the local office by the application cutoff date to be eligible for consideration in this signup. Applicants for practices to address farmstead resource concerns must submit their comprehensive nutrient management plan to the field office by the application cutoff date to be eligible for consideration in this signup.

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 SWCD office, which can be located using the website: or by visiting your NRCS field office, which can be located using the web site: .


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