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RCPP Partnership Stories

NRCS and partners work together for conservation.


The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) brings together a wide array of local and national partners, including Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, private industry, conservation districts, water districts, universities and many others. So far, more than 2,000 partners are engaged in locally-led conservation efforts through RCPP.

The most successful RCPP projects share four common characteristics. They innovate, leverage additional contributions, offer impactful solutions and engage more participants.

Through the links below, read about just a few of the many successful RCPP projects underway that are changing communities and conservation across the country.


Drawing on all of the conservation tools, partners can creatively design projects and take advantage of innovative methods to achieve conservation goals. Read partner stories about innovations.


RCPP brings more resources to an expanded private lands conservation effort. RCPP partner investments, including cash and in-kind contributions, match or exceed the federal investment in resource conservation activities. Read partner stories about contributions.


NRCS co-invests in mobilizing creative and workable solutions to agricultural production and natural resource management challenges. These solutions benefit agricultural operations as well as local economies and communities that depend on the quality of natural resources. Read partner stories about solutions.


RCPP is a platform for partners to engage with organizations that, while they may share common resource stewardship goals, may not have experience working with producers in a given community. Read partner stories about participation.

Download our new RCPP: Partner-led Solutions publication that features project success stories.

Headshot of Earl Garber"Being a rice, soybean, and hay producer from Southwest Louisiana, I see the RCPP program as an excellent opportunity to reach a new level of commitment to conservation delivery on the working landscape in America. This program will encourage greater investment and participation by the private business sector, membership organizations, and state and local governments.‚Äč"

-Earl Garber, Louisiana, Past President, National Association of Conservation Districts