Call for Projects on Private Lands - Regional Conservation Partnership Program Funding Available

Call for Applications from Landowners: Rural Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)

Through a partner effort, the Rural Conservation Partners Program grant "Building Resiliency in the San Juan - Rio Chama Region" was recently approved for $3.25 million in funding. This grant is a collaborative project to implement on-the-ground conservation practices on forest, range, and irrigated lands across a large region of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, including the Alliance region. Funding is also available for conservation easements on private lands. The  program and application process will be managed by the East Rio Arriba Soil and Water Conservation District. 

Private landowners and public land lessees within the project boundary may be eligble for project funds. See the map below for project boundary and Background Information and Application materials for additionan information.

The first round of applications for RCPP funding are due August 17th, 2018. Additional applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed periodically.

Please download and print the following documents:

Background Information (20 pgs)*
Application (10 pgs)

Mail application to:

East Rio Arriba Soil & Water
19283 US Hwy 84/285, Ste. 112
Hernandez, NM 87537

**Please print and complete the last page of the Background Information (top file) and submit with the  application. Application should total 11 pages.**

For questions about program eligibility, application process, or project implementation please contact:

Norman Vigil, Project Manager

Marcos Valdez, ERASWCD District Manager


For questions about conservation easements, please contact:

Connor Jandreau, Conservation Project Manager
New Mexico Land Conservancy
P.O. Box 6759
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Private lands and public land lessees within the RCPP boundary may be eligible for this program. See Background information and Application above.