Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

Helping farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners remain profitable and resilient in the face of natural resource challenges.

The Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems (CRARS) is pleased to be collaborating with 12 other conservation partners to support the implementation of soil health management systems in northern California as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) sponsored by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This five-year project is designed to help orchard/vineyard, rangeland, dairy, and row crop producers build food and fiber production resiliency to counter extreme weather, degraded soil health, and biodiversity loss. Our project is part of a nationwide effort to protect agricultural viability in the face of natural resource challenges and instability. In particular, we work in collaboration with NRCS to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement systems that will help them remain profitable by conserving water and soil resources, and improving the health of the habitats where their properties reside.

map of eligible countiesFunding is available to help landowners implement these improvements and for technical assistance to help ensure success.

 Funds can be used for:

Projects that emphasize systems-based, holistic conservation planning with a focus on soil health will be prioritized.

Historically underserved applicants will also be given priority.

Eligible practices include but are not limited to:

Full list of eligible practices (PDF)

Your First Step? Contact Us!

In Glenn County, contact:

Kellie Wilson-Burt
Glenn County Resource Conservation District
132 N Enright Ave., Ste C
Willows, CA 95988
530-934-4601 x5

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In Humboldt County, contact:

Jake Taulbee
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District
5630 S Broadway St,
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 710-0408

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In Mendocino County, contact: 

Seth Myrick
Mendocino County Resource Conservation District
410 Jones St,
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 462-3664 ext 110

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For interested producers in all other counties, contact Lindsey Hethcote at CRARS:

Lindsey Hethcote
Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems
California State University, Chico
Holt 381
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929
(636) 359-2946 (cell)

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Regional Conservation Partnership Program Supplemental Agreement USDA NRCS grant #2338.

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