Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Program


Overview

The Working Lands and Riparian Corridors program aims to protect, restore, and enhance working lands and riparian corridors through conservation easements or other conservation actions on agricultural lands. Activities funded under this program must target agricultural lands and may include:

Solicitations will be developed as funds are appropriated. $1 million is currently available to fund land trust strategic planning and project development, and $1 million is currently available to fund local and regional agricultural conservation planning efforts. An additional $18 million will be made available in future years to fund other project types.

Please visit our Questions and Answers page for more information about open applications.

Guidelines and Solicitations

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will distribute Proposition 68 funds via multiple solicitations. The DOC has released the final Proposition 68 GuidelinesSolicitation Notice and Application for Land Trust Capacity and Project Development Grants, Revised Appendix B Grant Agreement Template, and Solicitation Notice and Application for Local and Regional Planning Grants. The draft guidelines and solicitations were released April 3, 2019 and public comment was accepted until May 20, 2019. A log of public comments received is available for review. 

Public Meetings

Three public workshops were held between May 9 and May 16 in Madera, San Diego, and Sacramento.  The PowerPoint presentation is available to review. Additionally, an audio recording of the Sacramento workshop will be available soon. 

Consultation

For projects funded pursuant to Proposition 68, the services of the California Conservation Corps or a local conservation corps certified by the California Conservation Corps shall be used whenever feasible. Please use this form to begin the consultation process.