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Certified Conservation Planner Policy and Guidance

Certified Conservation Planner (CCP)

All conservation plans developed for NRCS purposes with the assistance of NRCS and partner employees will be approved by a NRCS or partner Certified Conservation Planner (CCP). A certified conservation planner is a person who has demonstrated the necessary skills, training, and experience to assist clients to identify resource problems, to express the client's objectives, to propose feasible solutions to resource problems, and leads the client to choose and implement an effective alternative that treats resource concerns and meets their objectives.

Certified Conservation Planner Information

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Powerpoint, or Microsoft Word

North Carolina Certified Conservation Planner Policy Guidance  (Last Modified 05/26/2016)

Certified Conservation Planner Flowchart (PDF, 61.3 KB)

Certified Conservation Planner Training Requirements (PDF, 559 KB)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) Document (PDF, 180 KB)

Form NC-CCP-01 - Certified Conservation Planner Training Requirements (PDF, 30 KB)

Form NC-CCP-04 - Checklist For Reviewing Conservation Plans (PDF, 110 KB)

Form NC-CCP-05 - Certified Conservation Planner RMS-Level Plan Submission (PDF, 30 KB)

Form NC-CCP-06- Certified Conservation Planner Recertification Review Concurrence (PDF, 30 KB)

National Cultural Resources Procedures Handbook Amendment NC01 - NC Supplement to Part 601 of Title 190  (PDF; 45 KB)  (Last Modified 08/31/2007)

North Carolina Cultural Resources Policy Summary  (PDF; 35 KB)  (Last Modified 08/31/2007)

The Conservation Plan

Conservation Planning Aids

Conservation Planning Requirements (PDF; 11 KB) 

Organizing a Conservation Plan  (PPT; 253 KB) 

Plan Format and Content - NC Supplement to Part 600.3, NPPH  (PDF; 40 KB)  (Last Modified 09/20/2006)

North Carolina NRCS,  and North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Soil and Water Conservation: Certified Conservation Planner Status Map

Select the linked map image below to locate the status of currently certified conservation planners by county.

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Image from Google Maps of the state of North Carolina and counties with Certified Conservation Planners listed by counties.