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RCPP-EQIP Sign Up for Connecticut River Watershed

April 7, 2020--The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont announced that landowners in the Connecticut River Watershed are eligible for funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)-Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications are due by June 30, 2020. Made available through "Connect the Connecticut," the funding will improve habitat for fish and wildlife, water quality and climate resiliency in high priority aquatic and terrestrial sites.  Special priority will be given to applicants who seek to restore or improve access to fish habitat based on state or federally mapped extents as prioritized under one of several published models:

Northeast Conservation Planning Atlas

North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NALCC)

Eas tern Brook Trout Joint Venture

Freshwater Network

Interested applicants in the Connecticut River Watershed can contact either the Newport NRCS office, or St. Johnsbury.