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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

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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.

Training Calendar

View a calendar of valuable training opportunities available near you.

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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.