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NRCS resource conservationist reviews a conservation plan with an orchard grower (South-central Wa.)


Service Now  -  IT Help Desk Portal has New Address

Feb. 9, 2018 - More than 50 NRCS applications receive help desk support by using Service Now. As of Feb. 12, you can access Service Now at a new address of  

2018 Payment Schedules Available

State Payment Schedules HeaderJan. 11, 2018 - Each state’s payment schedules, including payment scenarios, are available on our payment schedules web page

This is intended as a quick, always-up-to-date reference for you and for customers. The link can also be found on the Financial Assistance page on the NRCS​ website in the left toolbar. 



Announcing the National Release of Conservation Desktop Version 1.0


Conservation Desktop - ScreenshotSept. 14, 2017 -  Conservation Desktop (CD) Version 1.0 - Release 1 (CD V1-R1) was deployed to production on July 31, 2017. CD is one of the three Conservation Delivery Streamlining Initiative (CDSI) components. The others are Conservation Client Gateway (CCG) and the Mobile Planning Tool (MPT).  

The link to CD can be found in the left navigation as well as in the Field Tools community in Connect. You can learn more in the national bulletin announcing the release of Conservation Desktop

Conservation Planning Policy

Conservation Planning - 10 questionsMay 26, 2017 - Over the past several months, the Conservation Planning and Technical Assistance Division has fielded numerous recurring inquiries from state leadership teams related to the new Conservation Planning Policy, and more specifically Certified Planner Requirements. 

In response, the Conservation Planning and Technical Assistance Division worked with the NRCS public affairs team to develop this handy new FAQ publication!

Are we able to grandfather our conservation planners? Can I get credit for training taken in the past? Just a few of the 10 Things to Know About the Conservation Policy. 

March 9, 2017 - New guidance to our Conservation Planning Policy has been shared with all employees —including plans for implementation and support mechanisms to support your training needs and strengthen our conservation planning efforts. For more information, visit the Conservation Planning SharePoint site.

Conservation Client Gateway

Learn about Conservation Client Gateway, find important documents, and view video training.


The following links are pages on the NRCS​ website tagged as important for employees.