Rice RCPP Sign-up deadline rapidly approaching

Rice RCPP Sign-up deadline rapidly approaching

A reminder that the 2015 sign-up for the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) ends this Friday.  This new program closely mirrors the Waterbird Habitat Enhancement Program (WHEP) that has been implemented now for several years.  In addition to those familiar practices, we are working to develop a nesting cover crop element that works well for rice growers.

Anyone who is interested in the program should contact your Local NRCS Service Center.  The contact for each of these Sacramento Valley NRCS Service Centers is as follows:

Local NRCS Service Centers




Butte 150 Chuck Yeager Way, Suite A,
(530) 534-0112
Colusa 100 Sunrise Blvd, Suite D,
(530) 458-2931
Glenn 132 N. Enright Ave, Suite B,
(530) 934-4601
Placer 251 Auburn Ravine Rd, Suite 107,
(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,
(530) 662-2037

Please feel free to contact the Rice Commission’s Paul Buttner at (916) 206-5340 or if you have any questions.

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Conservation Programs Workshop planned September 5

Conservation Programs Workshop planned September 5

The California Rice Commission (CRC) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Conservation Programs Workshop to update growers on current conservation opportunities. This workshop will provide information of CRC’s efforts to pursue more Natural Resources Conservation Service funding for annual wildlife practices, the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation’s new waterbird habitat program starting this spring, as well as an update on California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s winter flooding program.