Newly Extended Deadline for RCPP Enrollment

Newly Extended Deadline for RCPP Enrollment

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the RCPP application deadline to May 1, 2022. The previous deadline was originally set for today, April 1. 

Below is a summary of the practices currently open for enrollment. 

Application Deadline:  May 1, 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

For more details about the practices and enrollment opportunities visit your local NRCS office or contact Luke Matthews, Wildlife Programs Manager for the California Rice Commission, at (916) 607-8988 or

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Seeking farmers: Get paid to provide habitat 

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