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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

Date

Time

Location

Convened By

Agenda Contact

Local Work Group

2/22/2021

10 am-12 pm

Via Zoom

Sutter County RCD

Christine Chavez, christine.chavez2@usda.gov

Local Work Group

2/22/2021

2-4 pm

Via Zoom

Yuba County RCD

Christine Chavez, christine.chavez2@usda.gov

Local Work Group

3/23/2021

11 am

Via Zoom

Guadalupe-Coyote RCD & Loma Prieta RCD

James Booth, NRCS District Conservationist, Hollister, (661) 271-7652, james.a.booth@usda.gov

Local Work Group

5/12/2021

TBD

Westley El-Solyo Fire House, 8598 Kern Ave., Westley, CA 95363

East Stanislaus RCD & West Stanislaus RCD

Diana Waller, NRCS District Conservationist, Modesto, (209)287-3655, diana.waller@usda.gov

 

Local Work Group 5/18/2021 10 am-12 pm MS Teams

Trinity County RCD
(Trinity Co.)

TBD

Local Work Group

5/19/2021

TBD

Via Zoom

Upper Salinas RCD & Coastal RCD

Hilary Phillips, NRCS District Conservationist, Templeton, (805) 536-3174, hilary.phillips@usda.gov

Local Work Group

5/21/2021

 

TBD

Via Zoom

NRCS Stockton

Brandon Bates, NRCS District Conservationist, Stockton, (209) 235-5261, brandon.bates@usda.gov

Local Work Group 6/2/2021 9 am

Virtual or Tribal Health Center

Butte Co. RCD

(Butte Co.)

TBD

Local Work Group

6/2/2021

 

TBD

Via Zoom

Solano RCD & Dixon RCD           

Teri Knight, NRCS District Conservationist, Vacaville, (707) 448-0106, ex. 111, teri.knight@usda.gov

Local Work Group 6/9/2021 9-10 am Via Zoom

Lake RCD
(Lake Co.)

TBD
Local Work Group 6/22/2021 TBD TBD Lava Beds Butte Valley RCD

(Eastern Siskiyou Co.)

TBD

Local Work Group

6/23/2021

 

10:30 am

Via Zoom

San Mateo County RCD

Jim Howard, NRCS District Conservationist, Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-4660, james.howard@usda.gov

Local Work Group 7/8/2021 1 pm Colusa Industrial Park Conference Room,100 Sunrise Blvd., Colusa 95932 Colusa RCD
(Colusa Co.)
TBD
Local Work Group 7/8/2021 3-4:30 pm Via Zoom Yolo County RCD

(Yolo Co.)

TBD
Local Work Group 7/19/2021 1 pm

Glenn County Farm Bureau

Glenn County RCD

(Glenn Co.)

TBD

Local Work Group

8/4/2021

 

TBD

TBD

Cachuma RCD

TBD

Local Work Group 8/15/2021

5 pm

Virtual Fall River RCD

(Eastern Shasta Co.)

TBD
Local Work Group 8/17/2021 6 pm Alturas Service Center or Strong Family Health Center, Alturas, CA Modoc/Gooselake RCD’s Jointly, Modoc will MC
(Modoc Co.)
TBD

Local Work Group

8/19/2021

 

TBD

TBD

NRCS Napa

Evelyn Denzin, NRCS District Conservationist, Napa, (707) 690-3126, evelyn.denzin@usda.gov

Local Work Group 8/25/2021 1-4 pm 5630 South Broadway

NRCS and the HCRCD
(Humboldt Co.)

TBD
Local Work Group 8/26/2021

(tentative)

11 am

Virtual

Western Shasta RCD
(Western Shasta Co.)

TBD
Local Work Group 9/7/2021 1 pm TD Ranch, Vya, NV Vya CD (NV)
(Washoe Co. NV)
TBD

Local Work Group

9/22/2021

 

TBD

TBD
(For Sonoma & Marin counties)

Sonoma RCD, Gold Ridge RCD & Marin RCD

TBD

Local Work Group 9/23/2021 9 am Virtual or 2 Sutter St. Suite D, Red Bluff, CA Tehama RCD
(Tehama Co.)
TBD

 

 

Updated: 06/17/2021