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

Intro to Conservation Planning is an introductory course for employees who are interested in writing conservation plans and becoming an NRCS Certified Conservation Planner. Eligible organizations include NRCS, State Conservation Commission, conservation districts, farmland preservation entities, and non-profits. Space is limited.


November 19, 2024 (starts at 09:00 am) – November 21, 2024 (ends at 03:00 pm)


Iron Valley Golf Club
201 Iron Valley Dr.
Lebanon, PA 17042

Class Size & Priority:

Class size is limited to 30. Priority will be given to NRCS and conservation district employees. 


The online pre-requisite, NRCS Conservation Planning Online Modules 1 – 5, is required. If you are interested in taking this training, please begin the process of getting an AgLearn account NOW! Please contact Dan Ludwig at 717-237-2256 or before attempting to register for access to AgLearn or obtaining a USDA eAuthentication account. It can take months to get an account, so please don’t delay. Click here for more information on the pre-requisite. 

Training Schedule:

  • The free training will consist of both classroom and field training. 
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Hotel overnight room block information will be provided to those accepted into the course.
  • The training is tentatively scheduled for 9am-4pm the first day, 8am-4pm the second day, and 8am-3pm the third day.
  • This training is sponsored by NRCS, SCC, and PACD. 
The deadline to apply is September 13, 2024.
Notifications will be made to those accepted/not accepted by September 20.