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Partner With Us

Conserving our natural resources is not a one-person job. NRCS succeeds through its partnerships, working closely with farmers and landowners, conservation districts, government agencies, Tribal Nations, Earth Team volunteers, schools, local communities and more.

Types of Partners

Partnerships allow our agency to expand the reach and depth of conservation. The federal, state, and nonprofit groups that comprise our conservation partnerships have a diversity of expertise in discipline, location/area, and focus. As partners in conservation, these groups share their unique areas of expertise and conservation work to put more conservation on the land.

  • Conservation districts
  • Local communities
  • State and federal agencies
  • Tribal Nations
  • NRCS Earth Team volunteers
  • Agricultural and environmental groups
  • Conservation Districts Employees 
  • Professional societies
  • Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Councils
  • Universities
  • Conservation organizations
  • Agribusiness
  • Sportsman Groups
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Learn more about the conservation efforts and successes of our partners and affiliates.

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Leopold Conservation Award

Congratulations to Joe and Christy Tomandl, recipients of the 2022 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award! Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship who inspire others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management on private, working land. NRCS is a collaborating partner for the award, which is also given in 22 other states. NRCS Wisconsin Grazing Specialist Adam Abel is featured in the 2022 Sand County Foundation video.