Information for Farmers & Ranchers

Restoring Monarch Habitat on Working Lands

If you are a farmer, rancher, or urban land manager interested in long-term stewardship, biodiversity conservation, and/or wildlife habitat enhancements, please contact our Agriculture Conservation Team

The CCRCD can assist with:

  • Financial Assistance: We help you apply for funding through government and nonprofit grants (also see the section below titled “Financial Assistance for Working Lands Conservation”).
  • Technical Assistance: Includes site visits, consultation, training, planning and implementation of your conservation project(s) or practice(s).
  • Community Networks: Platforms to share your story, amplify best practices, find volunteers, and collaborate on a watershed scale!

Example Conservation Projects/Practices on Working Lands

Native Hedgerows

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Windbreaks and Pesticide Barriers

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Riparian Corridors

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Cover Crops

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Demo Gardens and Education Spaces

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Financial Assistance for Conservation Agriculture

Looking for assistance to plan and implement restorative practices on rural or urban working lands? For more information, please contact our Agriculture Conservation Team.

While subject to change, examples of financial assistance programs include:

Federal and State Funding
Non-Governmental Entities
  • Land Trusts
  • ~ Agriculture and Conservation Easements
  • Nonprofit Programs
  • ~ Xerces Society Monarch Kits
    If you are interested in planting a hedgerow, the Xerces Society provides free native plants to producers through Monarch Kits

  • ~ Project Apis m. Seeds for Bees
    Project Apis m.’s program, Seeds for Bees, funds the implementation of cover crops for the multiple benefits of pollinator forage while improving soil health.

  • ~ NCAT Hedgerows

Technical Resources for Working Lands Conservation