Local Working Groups

Locally-Led Natural Resource Planning

Local Working Groups (LWGs) are made up of Conservation District officials; agricultural producers; forest landowners; farmers, state and federal agencies; and interested stakeholders in the local community.

LWGs are led by Natural Resource Conservation Districts, who bring recognized local expertise to assessments, planning, and partnerships.

LWGs provide recommendations to the Natural Resources Conservation Service on local and state natural resource priorities and criteria for conservation activities and programs.

LWGs work to ensure that resource assessments are developed using community stakeholder input and utilize the assessments to help identify program funding needs and conservation practices.

LWGs identify priority resource concerns and, as appropriate, high-priority areas needing assistance.