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WEBINAR: 3-Part Series on New Tools for Accessing Natural Resource Conservation Funding
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Contact: 415-473-4204
Sponsor: NCAT and ATTRA

Webinar Series Explains Access to Federal Assistance for Natural Resource Conservation on Working Lands

Farmers and ranchers nationwide will have access to billions of dollars in federal assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to maintain and begin critical conservation efforts on their farms and ranches that benefit us all. How is access to these resources determined?

In 2020 a new tool called the Conservation Assessment Ranking Tool (CART) was introduced by NRCS. It uses a conservation program neutral method to assess the existing condition and planned conservation activities on a client’s operation and provides an efficient ranking tool to rank single applications into multiple applicable ranking pools for funding consideration. A three-part webinar series on CART will take place during September and October to provide interested farmers and ranchers with an overview of the tool, as well as a deeper look into how it works.

Webinar Part 1: The Overview - Thursday, September 17
Webinar Part 2: The Process - Thursday, September 24 - Register for Part 2
Webinar Part 3: Deep Dive - Thursday, October 8 - Register for Part 3

PART 2: The Process
Presented by: Eric McTaggart, Natural Resources Specialist, NRCS, and Aaron Lauster, Conservation Planning Branch Chief, NRCS

This webinar will walk through an example of a farmer or rancher who is interested in applying for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) with NRCS. It will start with completing a CART assessment on the client’s operation and then explain how that application is considered for funding.

Register for Part 2
Register for Part 3

All three webinars will be recorded and posted online at a later date.

For more information, visit the webinar series webpage.