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Success Stories - Training

  1. Colorado NRCS
    Worked with the USACE locally for several years to do a Regulatory IV wetland delineation training as a combined activity for NRCS and USACE employees. 
  2. Maryland NRCS
    Has an interagency training team (FWS, EPA, Maryland Department of the Environment, NRCS) that annually offers a wetland delineation training course, the USACE Regulatory IV course.  Differences between the Corps and Food Security Act Manuals are discussed.  All Maryland NRCS soil conservationists are recommended to take the course.  It is suggested that the NRCS National Employee Development Center (NEDC) may be able to use this course as a template for their course.
  3. North Carolina NRCS
    Has been involved with stream classification and stream restoration training sessions where NRCS and Corps staff participated as both students and instructors.
  4. Louisiana NRCS and the USACE New Orleans District
    Jointly developed and will be jointly administering a training course on Development, Use and Analysis of HGM Based Functional Assessments.
  5. South Carolina NRCS
    Hosted a Streambank Stabilization and Restoration workshop in November 2007.  The main reference for the workshop was NRCS� new Stream Restoration Handbook.  The Regulatory Division of the Charleston District of the Corps sent personnel to this workshop, and one of the Corps biologists made a presentation on Corps permitting issues.
  6. Alaska NRCS and USACE
    Conduct cooperative in-state wetland delineation courses, where as part of the curriculum each agency imparts information specific to their respective goals and missions.  In the training each agency takes leadership for those specific disciplines where they have the most expertise.  Joint field exercises are held to ensure however that the application of the scientific delineation principles are uniformly taught and reinforced.  Both the Corps and NRCS also take independent extra steps in other venues to bring agency specific items/requirements to the attention of both agency and non-agency personnel, who may be conducting field work or data gathering on each agency� behalf.

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