WORKING LANDS ASSISTANCE
MONARCH AND POLLINATOR HABITAT ASSISTANCE
The Amador RCD will be working with interested landowners to implement habitat restoration projects on agricultural lands that will benefit monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
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HEALTHY SOILS INCENTIVES PROGRAM
The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) funding is available to California farms and ranches for a variety of practices to build soil fertility and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while providing economic benefit to the operations. Project awards are available to operations of all sizes: medium and small scale operations are encouraged to apply. The Healthy Soils Incentives Program (HSP) can award up to $100,000 to implement any of the 25 eligible soil health practices, such as: cover crops, compost application, hedgerows, mulching, no-till or reduced till, and prescribed grazing on pasture. If you are interested in applying check out the Healthy Soils Program website. The Amador RCD will be hosting workshops and providing technical assistance to applicants, sign up on the ARCD email list to stay updated. Amador RCD will be available to provide free one-on-one technical assistance through the application period.
It is anticipated that another round of funding will be available Fall 20233
Questions about Healthy Soils Funding
Contact Molly Taylor: 1-(209) 202-3102 or HealthySoil@AmadorRCD.org
NATURAL RESOUCE CONSERVATION SERVICE - TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The Amador RCD provides works with the the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to implement Farm Bill Programs, such as Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The two partners work closely together on a variety of tasks, such as: Outreach and Education, Workshop Facilitation, and Technical Support.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM (EQIP)
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). EQIP was created to assist eligible farmers and ranchers to address conservation concerns affecting soil, water, air, and related natural resources. Through EQIP, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance, information, and training to implement eligible conservation practices on their farms.Click here to download a guide to the Environmental Quality Incentive Program.
CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM (CSP)
More information Coming Soon!
If you’re interested in applying for EQIP funding visit the NRCS Office is Jackson; 12200 B Airport Road Jackson, CA 95642 or contact the District Conservationist Jennifer Wood at Jennifer.Wood@usda.gov