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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
Project ProfilesProject ProfilesRecent successes achieved through program funding
Program OutreachProgram OutreachOutreach information and materials related to DLRP programs
Recent Reports and PublicationsRecent Reports and PublicationsAccess DLRP reports and publications



State Awards Nearly $57 Million Conserve Agricultural LandsState Awards Nearly $57 Million Conserve Agricultural LandsThe California Strategic Growth Council, in coordination with the Department of Conservation, awards agricultural land use planning and land conservation that will keep valuable farm and ranch lands available for agricultural production.$57-Million-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands.aspx,$57-Million-Conserve-Agricultural-Lands.aspx
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
Land Trust Listening Tour ReportLand Trust Listening Tour ReportIn 2018 the Department of Conservation (DOC) conducted interviews with forty conservation organizations and spent five days visiting local partners in order to learn about the challenges and issues facing land trusts. DOC has now released the related report. Materials.aspx, Materials.aspx
Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Funding AwardsRegional Forest and Fire Capacity Program Funding AwardsThe Natural Resources Agency announced $20 million in funding awards distributed to eight grant recipients.,