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Local Working Groups
The Local Working Group provides recommendations to the Natural Resources Conservation District’s District Conservationist and State Conservationist on local natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs.
Under the Farm Bill, Local Working Groups remain a subcommittee of the State Technical Committee, a diverse group of conservation partners that make recommendations on conservation activities and programs to the State Conservationist. The Local Working Groups’ role is to provide similar recommendations and advice as the State Technical Committee, but with a focus on the resource priorities of the local community.
Indiana NRCS is currently sending a reminder letter to local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to organize Local Working Group meetings to prioritize local resource concerns and provide feedback to the Indiana State Technical Committee. Meetings must be held before October 15, 2021 in preparation for fiscal year 2022 Farm Bill Programs.
Your support is important to the success of the Local Work Group meetings to ensure that local priorities are being addressed.