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Division of Land Resource Protection​

California has some of the most productive farmland and diverse open spaces in the world. The Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP) works with landowners, local governments, and researchers to conserve these important natural resources.

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Funding Opportunity UpdatesFunding Opportunity UpdatesUpdates about grant and easement funding opportunities
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$2 Million in Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants Announced$2 Million in Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants AnnouncedToday DOC awards $2 million in first-of-their-kind grants for watershed restoration and conservation projects on agricultural lands in Marin, Sonoma, Kings and Ventura counties. Each grant went to a locally focused ​Resource Conservation District (RCD).,
Funding Available to Hire Local Watershed CoordinatorsFunding Available to Hire Local Watershed CoordinatorsThis week in our Notes from the Field blog, we announce a funding opportunity that allows local entities to hire watershed coordinators. The purpose of this role is to develop plans and projects to improve watershed health, and to achieve state and local natural resources goals.,
Protecting Our Food Supply Through a Pandemic [webinar recap]Protecting Our Food Supply Through a Pandemic [webinar recap]In our blog this week, DLRP Director Keai'i Bright weighs in on the policy discussion around supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. The pandemic has highlighted the essential role of local farmers in ensuring a reliable and healthy food supply for California and the country.,
Funding Available for Riparian Corridor Restoration and Conservation GrantsFunding Available for Riparian Corridor Restoration and Conservation GrantsThe Department of Conservation is pleased to announce $8.5 million in grant funding is available to Resource Conservation Districts for riparian corridor restoration and conservation grants. Applications are due July 15.,
Watershed Coordinator Grant Program Accepting CommentsWatershed Coordinator Grant Program Accepting CommentsThe public comment period for the draft Solicitation and Application for 2020 Sustainable Groundwater Management Watershed Coordinator Program Grants is open until 11:59 p.m. April 30​.,
Funding Available for Ag Land ConservationFunding Available for Ag Land ConservationIn its sixth year, cap-and-trade funded SALC Program requests grant applications to protect agricultural land and support infill development; pre-proposals due by April 30.,