The National Conservation Planning Partnership is conducting a national survey to obtain feedback on additional ways to strengthen the value of a conservation plan and to improve the delivery of conservation planning assistance to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners.

The producer survey was developed to expand on the feedback that we heard in our previous employee and cooperator listening sessions in 2018 and 2019. As a result of those sessions, hundreds of suggestions were received and recorded and have been moved forward to improve the conservation planning experience for our valued customers.

This survey is an important next step. The results will be used along with previous feedback to provide producers with an improved conservation planning product that is more personalized and responsive to their needs.

The survey takes about 8-10 minutes to complete. All responses will be confidential, and any background information provided will be used for statistical purposes only. Results of the survey will be available May 2021.

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

What Is NCPP?

The National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) is a collaboration
of five agencies with the goal of advancing voluntary conservation efforts on private lands.


Reinvigorate conservation planning

Improve the partnership’s capacity to deliver 1-on-1 conservation planning assistance

Ensure the delivery of technically sound, science-based assistance

Build a workforce of strong conservation planners


Find helpful conservation planning tools for use in conservation planning.

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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


Improved enhanced conservation delivery to our customers by a highly skilled conservation partnership workforce through improved training, tools, capacity and experience.