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Conservation Cooperation Project

What is the Conservation Cooperation Project?

Conservation Cooperation Project (CCP)  provides a way for River Country RC&D to assist private landowners implement conservation practices by promoting Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation programs.    These programs conserve and restore natural resources, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and prairies.


Programs Promoted

 - CREP protects natural resources by placing buffers and filter strips   next to rivers and streams.  The program reduces water pollution while increasing wildlife habitat. 

- CRP protects topsoil from erosion by planting vegetation on environmentally sensitive land.  CPR benefits groundwater infiltration, decreases sedimentation and increases wildlife habitat.

 - WHIP encourages restoration of native habitat such as prairie, oak savanna, and woodlands.  A wide variety of wildlife species benefit from the creation of native habitat. 

 - EQIP is designed to help implement conservation practices in production agriculture.  This program helps to reduce nutrient runoff and soil erosion.

- WRP helps private landowners restore wetland habitat.  Wetlands create habitat for wildlife, filter sediments and pollutants from water, and recharge groundwater sources. 

Goals of CCP

CCP encourages landowners to enroll their land into conservation programs, while diversifying farm income and improving and protecting water quality.  We wish to address a wide variety of programs and services, while continuing to promote volunteerism, collaboration, and environmental improvement.

If you would like to gain more information about the Conservation Cooperation Project, become a volunteer, or support these efforts with a donation, please contact: