The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has recently announced that they are extending the sign-up period for the Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (Rice RCPP) through Friday, September 11.
Although we’re experiencing the effects of severe drought, the NRCS still recognizes the importance of balancing the needs of wildlife with those of agriculture through the implementation of the Rice RCPP. Because we are experiencing less interest than what was expected, the NRCS has agreed to extend the sign-up by two additional weeks.
We highly encourage growers/landowners to take a hard look at the program. With your participation, we can get quality wildlife conservation practices out on the landscape over the next three years and help NRCS to respond to the current drought by getting extra flooded acres out there this fall/winter when we project flooded acres to be way down.
As a reminder, here is the contact info for all the local NRCS Service Centers:
Local NRCS Service Centers
|Butte||150 Chuck Yeager Way, Suite A, Oroville||(530) 534-0112|
|Colusa||100 Sunrise Blvd, Suite D, Colusa||(530) 458-2931|
|Glenn||132 N. Enright Ave, Suite B, Willows||(530) 934-4601|
|Placer||251 Auburn Ravine Rd, Suite 107, Auburn||(530) 885-6505|
|Sacramento||9701 Dino Drive #170, Elk Grove||(916) 714-1104|
|Sutter/Yuba||1511 Butte House Road, Suite B, Yuba City||(530) 674-1461|
|Yolo||221 W. Court Street, Suite 1, Woodland||(530) 662-2037|
Please feel free to contact Paul Buttner at (916) 206-5340 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.