Each NRCS field office throughout the state hosts an annual Local Work Group Meeting to gather input from local landowners and partners about natural resource needs in the county. This locally-led process helps inform Ohio's conservation priorities and strategy across the state.
Local Work Group Meetings are a valuable part of the NRCS planning process, providing an opportunity for local land managers to be part of a collaborative effort to improve natural resources within their county.
- identify where the best investments can be made to address natural resource problems,
- share the work that has already been done in the county, and
- share their vision for what the county will look like when these natural resource concerns have been addressed.
Based on feedback from those meetings, NRCS updates the county Long Range Plan and develops new Conservation Implementation Strategies to address identified resource concerns.
Contact your local county service center to express concerns or comments about conservation needs in the county, and we encourage you to attend the next Local Work Group meeting in your county