The California Rice Commission was awarded a $5.5 million Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to help increase the availability of conservation practices for rice producers in California. The first major enrollment period is currently underway and the deadline to apply is fast approaching.
The current application period is for practices that will start this fall and winter. If interested, please visit your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to ask about the opportunities and determine which practices will work best on your farm.
Key information about this enrollment
Application Deadline: April 1, 2022
- Winter Flooding with Variable Drawdown – (High and Low Intensity)
- Seasonal Flooding with Gradual Drawdown
- Seasonal Inundation with Staggered Flood-up
- Forage Management for Waterbirds
- Habitat Ponds
- Cover Crop Planting
For general questions about the program contact Luke Matthews, Wildlife Programs Manager for the California Rice Commission, at (916) 607-8988 or firstname.lastname@example.org; otherwise please visit your local NRCS office to apply!