The Department of Conservation (DOC) is pleased to announce the release of the Round 2 (FY 22/23) Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP) Draft Guidelines for public comment. DOC will host an online workshop to gather public comments on these Guidelines. The public comment period will close at 11:59 p.m. on December 30, 2022.
About the Program:
To date, the program has received $90 million in appropriations. This current Round (Round 2) is funded by the Public Resources Trailer Bill (AB 211, Ch. 574, Stat. of 2022), which appropriated $40 million to the Department 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, and climate benefits.
To learn more, please join us for this online workshop: