Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program

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The Budget Act of 2021 allocated the California Department of Conservation $50 million to fund groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultural land, and provide wildlife habitat.

The Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program seeks to use this funding to increase regional capacity to repurpose agricultural land to reduce reliance on groundwater while providing community health, economic wellbeing, water supply, habitat, renewable energy, and climate benefits.

The Department of Conservation will host two workshops to hear what stakeholders would like to see in our upcoming Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program.

Stakeholder Input Workshops

Stakeholder Workshop #1
Date: November 30, 2021
Time: 10am – 12pm
Register here​

Stakeholder Workshop #2
Date: December 2, 2021
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Register here
 
Land Repurposing Program Summary (Draft) (PDF)

Can’t make either of the above workshops or have questions? We still want to hear from you.
 
Contact: shanna.atherton@conservation.ca.gov​