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Conservation Planning & Resources

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's principal agency for providing conservation technical assistance to private landowners, conservation districts, tribes, and other organizations.

NRCS delivers conservation technical assistance through its voluntary Conservation Technical Assistance Program (CTA). CTA is available to any group or individual interested in conserving our natural resources and sustaining agricultural production in this country.

The CTA program functions through a national network of locally-based, professional conservationists located in nearly every county of the United States.

Maryland Conservation Planning & Resources

Resource Assessment and Planning Tools

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.

Here are some additional links which may be helpful

Soil Biology and Implications for Grassland Ecology (PDF; 7 MB) (Powerpoint by NRCS East Technology Center)

Conservation Planning and Planner Certification

The following documents may require Adobe Acrobat.

Cultural Resources

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word.


Patricia Engler
State Resource Conservationist
Phone: 443-482-2929