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Resource Economics Training

Economics of Conservation Planning (000017)


This course formerly called Economics of Soil and Water Conservation, enables non-economists to understand and perform basic economic analysis during conservation planning. It also enables participants to become more knowledgeable of the role economics plays both from the landuser, decision maker viewpoint and from their roles as conservation planners.


Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • integrate field level economics while following conservation planning procedures
  • improve our understanding of the land user’s perspective of conservation
  • learn how to “talk” economics with landusers and provide economic information for decision making




3 days

Target Audience

Soil conservationists, district conservationists, and others who have two years’ experience, participate in the development and use of Section V, Field Office Technical Guide, or plan, design, and administer conservation measures may attend

NEDC Coordinator

Chris Lavergne

Technical Coordinator

Hal Gordon


Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in Economics of Conservation Planning (NRCS-NEDC-0000017).