NCPP Partner Agencies

Visit the National Association of Conservation Districts' website
Visit the United States Department of Agriculture's website
Visit the National Association of State Conservation Agencies' website
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Visit the National Association of RC&D Councils's website

Conservation Planning Part 2 Trainings

NCPP Strategic Plan

Hugh Hammond Bennett Awards

Local Work Group Project

What Is NCPP?

The National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) represents the effort of the key national
conservation partners responsible for working directly with private landowners using a locally led, voluntary
conservation delivery system.


Goal 1
Build strategic partnerships that directly support planners and conservation planning

Goal 2
Implement systems for workforce development and certification

Goal 3
Streamline and advocate for use of innovative and flexible tools, technologies, and processes

Goal 4
Commit to timely and seamless information flows across the conservation community


Find helpful conservation planning tools for use in conservation planning.

Training Calendar

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The Future of Conservation Planning

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The 9 Steps to Conservation Planning

Our partnership uses this nine-step road map to provide
assistance to our customers and develop a conservation plan.

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The 5 Principles for Voluntary Conservation on Private Lands

Based on the work of conservation pioneer Hugh Hammond Bennett, these key principles have stood the test of time.

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Read stories of conservation planning—what worked, what didn’t, and ways we can innovate.

Hugh Hammond Bennett:

The Story of America's Private Lands Conservation Movement

Our Mission

NCPP is a joint commitment to advance conservation planning.”

Our Vision

Greater capacity to conduct quality planning to implement more voluntary conservation.”