Technical Support and Funding for San Joaquin Valley Farmers to Help Soil Health, Water Management
A new collaborative project will provide technical support and funding for San Joaquin Valley farmers to help with land and water conservation, specifically in Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced, and Stanislaus counties.
This partnership stretches across the San Joaquin Valley, including:
The program provides financial support from the NRCS to farmers who need assistance in transitioning to 14 practices. Each is recognized by USDA-NRCS, and the application process goes through a similar process to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) application.
Conservation Cover (327)Read More
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till (329)Read More
Cover Crop (340)Read More
Critical Area Planting (342)Read More
Wildlife Habitat Planting (420)Read More
Hedgerow Plantings (422)Read More
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management (645)Read More
Irrigation Pipeline (430)Read More
Irrigation Water Management (430)Read More
Pumping Plant (533)Read More
Structure for Water Control (587)Read More
Soil Carbon Amendment (808)Read More
Groundwater Recharge Basin (815)Read More
On-Farm Recharge (817)Read More
- English (downloadable PDF of NRCS-CPA 1200 application. Click “RCPP” on question 2).
- Chinese, Hmong, Spanish application links.
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East Stanislaus RCD
Trina Walley (Mgr), email@example.com
Chris Yohannan (conservation planner), firstname.lastname@example.org
East Merced RCD
Ursula Stock (Mgr), email@example.com
Amy Siliznoff (Mgr), firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Yohannan (staff share conservation planner w/ ESRCD), email@example.com
Sierra RCD (Fresno County)
Karin Roux (staff lead for RCPP), KRoux@sierrarcd.com
Lurana Strong (NRCS manager), Lurana.firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Lum (AFT Ag Specialist), email@example.com
Protecting San Joaquin Valley
Learn how AFT and partners are protecting San Joaquin Valley farmland, as well as accelerating regenerative agriculture on more than 100,000 acres over next five years.Read More