The Riparian Plant Propagation Program (RPPP) – A tree-mendous new initiative that will support habitat restoration for salmon-bearing streams and the many co-benefits riparian habitat provides. This program is designed to increase the availability of native trees and shrubs for riparian habitat restoration in support of statewide salmon recovery.
To gather information about the projected plant requirements, a Plant Needs Form has been made available for districts and other restoration groups. This form will aid SCC in determining the expected quantity and species of native trees and shrubs needed for riparian restoration endeavors commencing in the fall of 2025.
Join SCC staff for an introduction to RPPP and goals, what types of projects may be eligible for funding, funding rounds and timing, and what information is helpful to gather from CDs, restoration groups, and nurseries to help shape this work.
The Riparian Plant Propagation Program (RPPP) was established to support statewide salmon recovery efforts and the many co-benefits riparian habitats provide by addressing the critical shortage of native riparian trees and shrubs needed for restoration projects. The Washington State Conservation Commission (SCC) has been appropriated approximately $1.3 million in operating funds per fiscal year to support these efforts.
The first round of application reviews for funding available to conservation districts is underway. If you submitted an application, please stay tuned for a notification. At this time, applications are only open to conservation districts for unanticipated maintenance repair costs associated with existing RPPP sites. Please check back for updates about future rounds of funding.
Please review the recently adopted programmatic guidelines.
This round supports Washington conservation districts in:
The award funding selection process for the creation of new holding sites will be guided by the following factors:
Additional rounds of reviews will occur monthly, with the exception of repairs, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. New guideline updates now allow for repairs to existing holding sites. In the case where emergency repairs need to be made, you may apply outside of the normal review process.
All deliverables must be received, and all installation work completed no later than June 30, 2024.
For any questions regarding the application, please contact B'Elanna Rhodehamel, RPPP Manager.