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Effective District Conservationist (NRCS-NEDC-000394)


Effective District Conservationist (DC)" covers how to effectively implement NRCS strategic plan, goals, and priorities and how to be a conservation leader in their community.
Roles and responsibilities covered include: addressing natural resource concerns with diverse customers and partners; supporting equal employment opportunities and civil rights in the workplace; and reaching under-served customers.


This training informs DC participants nationwide about their roles and responsibilities as a conservation leader in their respective communities. This training also presents information on how to effectively implement the NRCS Strategic Plan, goals, and priorities, including meeting the expectations of the respective State/Regional Conservationists. Additionally, the DC’s roles and responsibilities in addressing natural resource concerns with diverse customers and partners are emphasized, including how to foster a work environment that supports equal employment opportunity, civil rights, and outreach. 


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role and expectations of the DC as a local conservation leader.
  2. Recognize the DC’s supervisory and leadership roles and responsibilities.
  3. Demonstrate how to implement strategies to effectively manage field operations and workload to implement the NRCS Strategic Plan goals and priorities.
  4. Identify NRCS customers and recognize the DC’s responsibility to address natural resource concerns.
  5. Distinguish the DCs leadership role with conservation partners, including tribes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local/state/Federal governments.



  • 52739 in Davis, CA on April 16-April 20. This session is centrally funded. Training Officers must enroll participants using a seat allotment.

Target Audience

NRCS District Conservationists with six months to three years of experience.

NEDC Contact

Stacy Rice

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