New peer-to-peer web conference series to help reinvigorate conservation planning

The National Conservation Planning Partnership is excited to introduce a new peer-to-peer web conference series to support conservation planning staff and partners. Developed as part of a national priority to reinvigorate conservation planning, the interactive workshops will help to ensure that our field staff are fully engaged and have the right tools to work one-on-one with our diverse customer base.

You are invited to join in on this ongoing opportunity to communicate and share your innovative work with colleagues nationally.

Every last Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00pm Eastern, a new state will host a conversation focused on hot topics and creative solutions surrounding nationwide efforts to put conservation planning first.

“Returning to Conservation Planning”

In this first-of-its-series archived workshop, district conservationists from north and south Louisiana discussed the importance of leveraging local partnerships and how a new pre-obligation review process is helping their field offices provide better conservation planning prior to financial assistance contract obligation.

Upcoming webinars will focus on the following states:

Aug 22 – Indiana

Sep 26 – South Dakota

Oct 24 – Oregon

Nov 28 – New York

Dec 19 – Maine

Unfamiliar with NCPP?

The National Conservation Planning Partnership is made up of NACD, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA), the National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA), and the National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARC&DC).

The partnership was formed in FY 2015 to emphasize the critical role that conservation planning plays in advancing voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. Since then, NCPP has worked to “Reinvigorate Conservation Planning” by implementing goals and actions that support proven approaches, offer new tools, and expand training to enhance the ability of our workforce to deliver sound conservation planning assistance.

NCPP has developed a strategy that ensures our field staff have the right expertise, are stationed in the right locations, and have enough time to work one-on-one with our diverse customer base. We have been working with the help of four subcommittees to address training gaps, technology and tools, communication needs, accountability and partnerships — to ensure we are meeting our customers’ expectations for the challenges ahead in conservation and agriculture.

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