Leading Out in the Planning Process - Locally Led Conservation
Locally Led Conservation
The need for local leadership in natural resource management was one of the most important factors leading to the establishment of conservation districts nearly 70 years ago. This ensured that local people set priorities for conservation in their own communities, allowing local stakeholder to provide input into planning and implementing conservation programs. Districts guide and coordinate all federal, state and local conservation efforts.
Locally led conservation is resource driven, not program driven. Conservation goes beyond the Farm Bill or any individual programs, creating new opportunities for communities. Conservation District supervisors are elected to address local natural resource issues. They have proven themselves to be effective and practical and willing to work with partners to find local solutions.