Conservation Planning Boot Camp Benefits Employees, Districts, Landowners
Are you considering sending your district employee to Conservation Planning Boot Camp? There are still spots available for the June, July, August and September sessions.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Planning Boot Camp is a three-week, intensive training course for technical employees that covers current conservation planning policy, procedures and guidelines as outlined in the National Planning Procedures Handbook.
Each year for the next five years, 75 conservation district employees will have the opportunity to participate in this Lincoln, Neb.,-based program. District participants are trained in and out of the classroom alongside NRCS field staff to gain the skills they need to develop and implement comprehensive conservation plans.
Nash County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Chairman and NACD North Carolina Alternate Board Member John Finch (pictured) encourages all district chairs and board members to take advantage of the opportunity, as the experience benefits the employee, the district and its landowners.
“The Conservation Planning Boot Camp not only benefits district employees,” Finch said. “District participation in the course ensures technical assistance is provided to local landowners and operators in a consistent manner across the country. Every conservation district technical employee should strive for excellence in natural resources conservation planning. Boot Camp equips district employees with the skills and resources necessary to implement sound conservation programs both locally and nationwide.”
Click here to learn more about Conservation Planning Boot Camp and how it could help your district.