SCC is excited to announce 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. Funded by a $1.3 million annual budget, this program is designed to address the shortage of native trees and shrubs available for riparian habitat restoration.
SCC will work with interested Washington nurseries to support native plant propagation as a part of the Riparian Plant Propagation Program (RPPP). The aim of this program is to support Washington State’s goal to significantly increase restoration of salmon habitat by addressing the potential shortage of native riparian(streamside) trees and shrubs.
SCC is issuing a second Request for Information (RFI) to gather relevant information needed to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP).
After reviewing the results of the previous RFI and considering contracting logistics, it became apparent that a limited-scope RFP would not be feasible this fiscal year ending June 30. Therefore, we are focusing on an RFP for the next biennium that begins July 1. We also learned from the previous RFI that there is a lot of interest in contract purchases with nurseries. We are pleased to announce that we will be able to contract with nurseries through bulk wholesale purchases over a 2-year period with a possible option to extend the contract an additional year.
The information gathered in this second RFI will play a crucial role in ensuring that funding addresses the specific needs of nurseries to support propagation of locally sourced native trees and shrubs.
RFI responses are due by April 14 at 11:59 p.m.
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.
Funding rounds for conservation districts to cultivate native plants have closed. In preparation for future funding in the fiscal year 2024, you may review the past funding guidelines and the application here.
The award funding selection process for the creation of new holding sites was guided by the following factors:
For any questions regarding the application, please contact B'Elanna Rhodehamel, RPPP Manager.