MO Targeted Conservation RCPP
The Department of Natural Resources has joined the Natural Resources Conservation Service to Deliver a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) in three watersheds in Missouri (Blackwater, Cahokia-Joachim in MO, and South Fork Salt). This RCPP will provide cost-share assistance to farmers in portions of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Macon, Monroe, Pettis, Randolph, Saline, Shelby, St. Francois, St. Louis, and Ste. Genevieve Counties for practices that improve water quality by addressing sediment, nutrient, and pathogen loss occurring on agricultural fields.
The objective of this project is to identify specific areas within a watershed where the most economically efficient loss reductions can be achieved and install conservation practices there.
More than $500,000 in federal financial assistance is budgeted for 2022. Applicants from all three watersheds will be in competition and the applications that best address the project objectives will be selected for funding. The application deadline for the first round of funding is April 29, 2022. Landowners in the eligible areas should visit their local Soil and Water Conservation District for more information.