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Strategic Plan

2020 NRCS Mission and Vision are:


Our Mission:  We deliver conservation solutions so agricultural producers can protect natural resources and feed a growing world.


Our Vision: A world of clean and abundant water, healthy soils, resilient landscapes and thriving agricultural communities through voluntary conservation.

In alignment with this mission and vision, the Pacific Islands Area (PIA) developed its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.  The PIA Strategic Plan outlines PIA's mission, vision, goals, objectives, and strategies.  It was developed with input from PIA's leadership team, staff, and partners.

The PIA Strategic Plan focuses on three key goals:

  • Customers - Deliver highly effective conservation solutions for our customers. We will work to achieve this by developing a locally led, targeted conservation process and a more streamlined conservation delivery experience.
  • Employees - Cultivate an empowered workforce. We will focus on the development of an exceptional and diverse team, with investments in the right tools and technology for our staff.
  • Partners - Accelerate results through strategic partnerships. We will meet this goal through increased conservation delivery capacity of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and emerging partners, plus an increase of conservation delivery capacity with innovative projects and programs.

The goals, objectives, and strategies are accomplished through specific tactics and will guide staffing, training, funding and work prioritization decisions.

The strategic plan is not an end in itself, but is the beginning of a new era of resource stewardship in the islands.

Conservation STAT coverConservationSTAT is the Agency’s data driven performance process to monitor progress, address challenges and reach consensus to achieve results. Through ConservationSTAT, NRCS carries out its annual actions to implement the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. ConservationSTAT links Annual Initiatives to the Agency’s performance measures and ensures the Agency strategic plan is on schedule. ConservationSTAT helps identify priorities, define desired results, and develops methods to measure results. Through regularly scheduled routine meetings leadership can review accomplishments, make corrective adjustments and find improvement methods. Success depends on a serious commitment of time and effort from NRCS Leadership.

The NRCS Annual Initiatives in ConservationSTAT are not routine, yearly efforts, but unique activities that will move the agency forward. With ConservationSTAT, people are mobilized to produce specific results to make NRCS a responsive, accountable, and cost effective agency.

ConservationSTAT policy is maintained in the “General Manual_340_401_E – ConservationSTAT.”