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Reinvigorating Conservation Planning

Reinvigorating Conservation Planning











The National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) was formed in Fiscal Year 2015 to emphasize the critical role that conservation planning plays in advancing voluntary conservation efforts on private lands. Since then, NCPP has worked to “Reinvigorate Conservation Planning” by implementing goals and actions that support proven approaches, offer new tools, and expand training to enhance the ability of our workforce to deliver sound conservation planning assistance. Partner agencies in NCPP include the National Association of Conservation Districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The National Association of State Conservation Agencies, the National Conservation District Employees Association, and the National Association of RC&D Councils.


The NCPP is leading an effort for states to develop a State Reinvigorating Conservation Planning Action Plan.  So far in Maine, we have worked together to identify the following needs:

•             More engagement by more employees;

•             Technical training, especially on outside conservation efforts;

•             Programmatic training on new or underused financial assistance opportunities; and

•             Increased communication among all partners in local, state, and federal government,
               non-governmental organizations, and other partners.


Reinvigorating Conservation Planning meeting March 5, 2021




March 5, 2021