Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is partnering with the Land Trust Alliance to provide information and training for achieving well-managed conservation easement programs throughout the country. NRCS partners that have completed at least one Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) project, or are currently applying for FRPP funding, are eligible to become partners and take advantage of training and resources on best practices to facilitate success in long-term easement stewardship.
A key aspect of the FRPP is the public-private partnership. The NRCS and Land Trust Alliance partnership to provide training and other resources to entities applying for FRPP funding will foster stronger conservation partnerships on individual FRPP projects.
The Alliance will provide NRCS\FRPP partners with two services: 1) a voucher worth $250 to be used for training opportunities, and 2) access to its online Learning Center.
The online Learning Center provides authoritative, current and accurate information for and about land conservation; the Land Trust Standards and Practices Curriculum; forums to ask questions of experts; a searchable library; and the Conservation Defense Clearinghouse, a collection of legal information on voluntary land conservation.
Training opportunities include on-line training through webinars, while in-person training will be delivered at the National Land Conservation Conference – Rally and regional workshops.
To request these services, NRCS/FRPP partners will need to complete the application form and submit it to the Alliance.
Act now - participants can receive a $250 voucher for Rally registration (one voucher/organization/year: 2012 and 2013).
Get started today: download the partners form