Regional Conservation Partnership Program

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The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) encourages partners to join in efforts with producers to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales.

Through the program, NRCS and its partners help producers install and maintain conservation activities in selected project areas. Partners leverage RCPP funding in project areas and report on the benefits achieved. 

2014 Farm Bill - RCPP Grant

RCPP: Partner-led Solutions

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program brings together a wide array of local and national partners, including Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, state and local governments, private industry, conservation districts, water districts, universities and many others. So far, more than 2,000 partners are engaged in locally-led conservation efforts through RCPP.

The most successful RCPP projects share four common characteristics. They innovate, leverage additional contributions, offer impactful solutions, and engage more participants.

Download our new RCPP: Partner-led Solutions publication.

Read the featured stories on our RCPP Partnership Stories webpages.

RCPP 2014-2018 Project Summaries (PDF, 797 KB)

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