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Core Conservation Level 1 is a blended online/in-person introductory course for people beginning a career in soil, water and resource conservation. Content includes a brief history of conservation in Wisconsin, an introduction to the economic significance of agriculture, connections to...

This intermediate-level workshop focuses on creating a group of skilled conservation professionals who work in partnership with farmers and landowners to develop quality CRP conservation plans that result in a measurable impact on land and water resource management.

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This one-day, advanced-level technical session focuses on the engineering side of the CNMP site assessment. This hands-on course gives both engineering and agronomic professionals a chance to work together to learn advanced techniques in site assessment.

This one-day, intermediate-level course moves from the classroom and into the field. Students learn how to develop NRCS-required maps, use online tools to evaluate soils and choose the best conservation practices. They’ll also assess installation and maintenance specifications and develop a...

This intermediate-level field archeological experience includes a field investigation of a cultural resources site. Prerequisite courses include modules 1-6 and module 7, which is included as part of CORE conservation 3.

This blended intermediate-level course begins with an online component and concludes with a one day, in-person workshop with lunch provided.

Students will focus on the NRCS environmental evaluation process to assess both the existing resource condition of a site and the impacts of the...

This two-day introductory course gives students an opportunity, in small groups, to implement what they have learned in the CNMP References and CNMP Regulations courses. Experienced professionals review the proper techniques for assessing a farmstead, and then students assess an actual farm with...

Using three case studies, this intermediate online course illustrates NRCS best practices and activities used in various CRP conservation plans for Longleaf pine forests in Georgia, riparian forest buffers in Illinois and windbreaks in Colorado. Each study uses its state’s locally adapted NRCS...

This advanced one-day course covers plant identification using botanical keys and manuals to improve the ability to identify specific groups of wetland plants (rushes, sedges and grasses) for the purpose of wetland delineation. The course covers plant morphology, terminology, and identification...

This intermediate-level course will be divided into an online portion and a classroom/field training section as participants use NRCS’s Nine Step Conservation Planning process, learning simple tools for integrating forestry planning and developing knowledge of basic forestry in order to assist...

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