The locally led conservation effort is the foundation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s conservation program delivery process. Through local input, such as the Local Work Group (LWG), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) gathers recommendations on local natural resource priorities. [determines how funding is allocated]
These discussions will help direct the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation activities and programs that will coordinate with other Federal, State, and Tribal and local conservation programs. This will help provide a coordinated effort to address conservation concerns specific to a local area.
Check the website below frequently to know when a group is meeting in your area (click on the county map) or contact your local Soil & Water Conservation District. It’s important that forestry is represented when funding decisions are being made.