Upcoming RCPP Enrollment Opportunities

Upcoming RCPP Enrollment Opportunities

The California Rice Commission’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is now well underway, and the next enrollment opportunity is approaching. New enrollment opportunities include key upland habitat enhancements on non-cropped areas of farms as well as cover crop planting for next fall and winter seasons. Winter flooding practices are also available. If you are interested in the upland habitat component or want to get an early application in for practices next winter, please visit your local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to get your application completed. Applications must be submitted to your local NRCS office by January 13, 2023.

Major Practices included:

  1. Upland Habitat Enhancements
    • Long-term plantings to enhance habitat for pheasant, songbirds, pollinators, etc.
  2. Cover Crops
    • Fall planting in 2023
  3. Winter Flooding with Variable Drawdown – High and Low Intensity
    • Winter flooding and extended drawdowns for winter season 2023-24
  4. Seasonal Flooding with Gradual Drawdown
    • Summer shorebird Flooding (July – September)

To apply please visit your local NRCS office. If you have general questions contact Luke Matthews, Wildlife Programs Manager for the California Rice Commission, at (916) 607-8988 or

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