Conservation Buffers (000126)
This course provides 16 hours of training on conservation buffer practice design in the classroom over a 2- or 3-day period. At the option of the host site, field trips/exercises may be added. State-of-the-art aspects of selecting, locating, designing, installing and maintaining conservation buffers will be covered. Modules on program delivery and communication also are included, as well as formulation of post-course strategies and expectations for participants.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
recognize impaired conditions that conservation buffers can address
select, locate, and design conservation buffers to solve problems, meet landowner objectives, and fit within existing and planned management systems
recognize aspects of available incentive programs to extend the use of buffer technology
identify and overcome differences between programmatic and technical requirements related to conservation buffers
articulate a vision for using buffers in back-home locales and develop a communication strategy
2- or 3-day formats, including optional field trips/exercises.
Conservation farm and ranch planners who are wanting to use conservation buffer technology effectively, including field-office personnel from NRCS and conservation districts, state agency personnel, NGO representatives, and private-sector personnel (industry, farm managers, consultants, vendors).
Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in Conservation Buffers (000126).