Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts

We support Pennsylvania’s Conservation Districts who work for clean water and healthy soil every day.

Intro to Conservation Planning Course Scheduled for Fall

PACD is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the State Conservation Commission (SCC) to deliver a three-day Introduction to Conservation Planning course. This free training is scheduled for October 31-November 2, 2023, at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg (Hershey Area) in Grantville, PA.

This training is only for those interested in writing conservation plans and becoming an NRCS Certified Conservation Planner or apprentice.

If you are interested in taking this training, please begin the process to get an AgLearn account NOW! There is a prerequisite, and it can take months to get an account.

The event is for entry-level employees of all organizations in Pennsylvania delivering conservation planning technical assistance, including, but not limited to, NRCS, conservation districts, SCC, farmland preservation entities, and non-profits. The training is free, and lunch will be provided.

To receive information on this training as it becomes available, including the online prerequisite, email Shannon Wehinger at