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RCPP Critical Conservation Areas

Critical Conservation Areas (CCAs) are designated by the Secretary of Agriculture and represent an opportunity for many stakeholders to come together at a regional level to address common natural resource goals while maintaining or improving agricultural productivity. Partners, working closely with NRCS producers and communities, define and propose projects that will achieve regional natural resource goals while also meeting complementary local conservation priorities.

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Each CCA has an overarching goal that includes addressing priority resource concerns that are common throughout the area. Proposals for projects competing in the CCA funding pool should be limited to areas within counties within, or transected by, the published boundaries of the CCA. Descriptions of the CCAs, including maps, goals and resource concerns, can be found through the following links: