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Local Work Group and Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Local Work Group and Stakeholder Meetings in California

Local Work Group
Resource Conservation Districts and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service join forces to host local work group meetings (LWG). In these meetings local input is gathered from agricultural producers, private forestland managers, conservation organizations and natural resource agencies to help identify and prioritize the natural resource concerns most important for the area. 

The LWG is then invited to review opportunities afforded by the Farm Bill conservation programs to address those local concerns. The programs include the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Feedback is gathered on how the programs—including any state or national initiatives—can best be used to address local needs.

Partners also bring their knowledge of state, local and private opportunities that may be complementary to the Farm Bill programs in enhancing conservation of local resources.

The local District Conservationist uses these LWG recommendations to develop the local NRCS conservation programs. The recommendations are also forwarded to the State Conservationist and State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) for use in crafting state conservation priorities and program delivery.

Type of Meeting




Convened By

Agenda Contact

Local Work Group 02/24/2022 9-11 am Kern County - Online Northwest Kern RCD Amy Rocha, NRCS Bakersfield Service Center, or (805) 503-3076
Local Work Group 04/21/22 10:30 to 11:50 am Mariposa County Mariposa County RCD/NRCS Paula Xenos, NRCS Mariposa Local Partnership Office,

Local Work Group


9-11 am

Madera County

Madera Chowchilla RCD

Amy Siliznoff, Madera Chowchilla RCD,



Updated: 04/18/2022