NRCS’ Regional Conservation Partnership Program recently announced the investment of $330 million in 85 locally driven partnerships nationwide, all in an effort to help farmers address climate change. Included in that $330 million investment are two Oregon based projects.
Lauren Bennett with NRCS said the RCPP leverages partnership resources to produce a collective impact that no single organization can achieve alone.
“Working together, our CPP uses partnerships to amplify our conservation efforts so we’re not working in silos, if you will, to achieve conservation efforts and impacts across the landscape,”
The projects set for Oregon include in Klamath Basin and around Smith Rock. Bennett said when it comes to southern Oregon, the USDA funded $3.8 million for the farming and wetland collaborative project with lead partner Ducks Unlimited.
“Ducks Unlimited proposes to offer financial assistance to upper Klamath Basin producers in Oregon and parts of Northern California to implement 3 to 5 year conservation projects that will provide temporary habitat for migrating water birds,”
Meanwhile the work around Smith Rock outside of Redmond aims to address water supply issues in Central Oregon.
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