The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
The SdCAA, Colorado Open Lands, and the NRCS have partnered to bring funding for land protection and management to landowners and producers in the Rio Culebra basin through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Acequia Conservation Initiative RCPP brings acequia landowners and a variety of resource partners together to place conservation easements on acequia properties to protect and secure senior water rights, prime soils, native habitat and the areas agricultural heritage. The project also employs a suite of conservation practices through the EQIP program targeting acequia farmers specifically.
If you own land in the Rio Culebra basin (see map below), you may be eligible for financial assistance through RCPP.