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Conservation Planning

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's principal agency for providing conservation technical assistance to private landowners, conservation districts, tribes, and other organizations.

NRCS delivers conservation technical assistance through its voluntary Conservation Technical Assistance Program (CTA). CTA is available to any group or individual interested in conserving our natural resources and sustaining agricultural production in this country.

The CTA program functions through a national network of locally-based, professional conservationists located in nearly every county of the United States.

Pacific Islands Area Conservation Planning 

Certified Conservation Planning Resource Table
Resources for Supervisors & Field Employees:
Path to Certified Conservation Planning

AgLearn Support for Policy Implementation:
A record of the curricula developed in the agency’s learning management system, AgLearn, for each Conservation Planner Designation are provided in Attachment B. These curricula will be assigned to individual planners such that Individual Development Plans may be update in accordance with the Transition Plan Timeline, and so that completion of planner designation requirements and planner recertification may be monitored. 
Transition plan for Implementing GM-180 Part 409 Revisions:
The Transition Plan Timeline contains milestones for completing the necessary activities to implement policy revisions over a five-year period, including a critical and needed update to the National Conservation Planner Database.  Any training courses already completed by a current certified planner or planner candidate will not need to be repeated. 
Resources for Partners without access to SharePoint:

Spot Checking Policy

Resource Concerns Information

Special Environmental Concerns


Michael Constantinides
Assistant Director for Technology
Phone: (808) 600-2936