RCPP Final Application Reminder

RCPP Final Application Reminder

The application deadline for practices through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is fast approaching. To be eligible for participating in any practices this fall, producers must sign up by May 2, 2022. Applications must be submitted through Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices. Below is a summary of the practices that are currently open for enrollment. 

Key information about this enrollment

Application Deadline:  May 2, 2022 

Major Practices:

  • 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

Interested producers should visit their local NRCS office directly but general questions can also be directed to Luke Matthews, Wildlife Programs Manager for the California Rice Commission, at (916) 607-8988 or

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