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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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Recent Reports and PublicationsRecent Reports and PublicationsAccess DLRP reports and publications
Funding Opportunity UpdatesFunding Opportunity UpdatesUpdates about grant and easement funding opportunities
Project ProfilesProject ProfilesRecent successes achieved through program funding
Program OutreachProgram OutreachOutreach information and materials related to DLRP programs



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.,
Public Comment Period Open for Watershed Restoration and Conservation GrantsPublic Comment Period Open for Watershed Restoration and Conservation Grants$8,500,000 in bond funding is available to resource conservation districts through solicitation for watershed restoration projects and conservation projects on agricultural lands. Public comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 01, 2020.,
SALC Guidelines and Request for Grant ApplicationsSALC Guidelines and Request for Grant ApplicationsThe application period is now open for the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program. Applications for agricultural conservation acquisition and agricultural conservation planning grants are due on August 28, 2020.,
DOC Awards Nearly $2 Million in GrantsDOC Awards Nearly $2 Million in GrantsClimate adaptation and resilience projects around the state will benefit from the $1.9 million DOC has awarded to 22 land trusts and local or regional governments. Some funds will support planning, others will conserve agricultural land, all will benefit Californians.$1-9-Million-Local-Regional-Planning-Land-Trust-Capacity-Projects.aspx,$1-9-Million-Local-Regional-Planning-Land-Trust-Capacity-Projects.aspx
SALC Draft Minimum Deed Terms Available for Public CommentSALC Draft Minimum Deed Terms Available for Public CommentSustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) is restructuring language to clarify the program's required easement terms, in part to provide grantees with greater flexibility to attach or integrate these terms into an existing easement. The public comment period is open until November 6, 2019., SALC program page
Stakeholder SurveyStakeholder SurveyPreservation of agricultural lands is a critical component of the State’s integrated climate change strategy. The DOC invites stakeholders to complete a survey to inform development of regional strategies to implement programs that meet conservation needs. This survey will close on July 31, 2019., stakeholder survey



Sustainable Agricultural Planning Grants Technical Assistance Webinar Sustainable Agricultural Planning Grants Technical Assistance Webinar The webinar will cover multiple topics, including eligible project types, eligible applicants, funding requirements, selection criteria, and application requirements. Planning grant applicants are not required to submit pre-proposals; however, it is strongly encouraged. RSVP to by May 6 with the number of people attending, the number of call-in lines you expect to use, and the number of pre-proposals you anticipate submitting this round, if any.2020-05-07T07:00:00Z2020-05-07T07:00:00Z,