In 2019, in partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), SFJDWC was awarded $1.7M in Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding to support a resilient, healthy watershed for agricultural producers. The Council is currently putting in another application for continued funding through the RCPP program to support activities on privately owned land in the watershed.

This funding provides financial assistance for privately owned lands to increase beneficial habitat through:

1) removal of Western Juniper,
2) thinning overstocked forests,
3) promoting native and beneficial vegetation over annual grasses and noxious weeds,
4) protection & enhancement of Quaking Aspen through conifer removal,
4) providing reliable off-channel upland water, and
5) strategic grazing rotations.

This funding will also work with agricultural producers to improve the health and productivity of their range and forest lands by assisting in strategic planning of restoration actions and comprehensive grazing planning.

Read more about the NRCS's Regional Conservation Partnership Program.

Anyone with property in the Focus Area Map is eligible to sign up. If you're interested in learning more about the RCPP program, you can fill out the survey below and we'll be in touch!