NRCS documents regarding the role of Local Working Groups (LWG):
Attachment A LWG Letter to SWCD Chair
Attachment B LWG Sample Meeting Agenda
Attachment C LWG Survey Questions
Attachment D Resource Area summary of RC priorties
Attachment E Resource Concern Categories
Attachment F STC Letter on LWG to ISTC
IB 300-19-24 Role and Establishment of Local Working Groups
The Soil Health Nexus team recently released a series of how-to videos explaining how to host soil health demonstrations and in-field assessments to help producers learn how to assess soil health on their operations. Videos range in topic from how to do a slump test, or talk to different audiences (such as youth) about soil texture and soil types, to how to do an active carbon test in the field and hosting a soil pit demonstration. Check out the Soil Health Demonstration Videos. (August 2019)
Bob Barr speaking on the Whitewater River Watershed on July 13, 2017 (Fayette County SWCD) – Note: Bob’s presentation begins at 4:45 in the video.
Find more resources for Districts on the Indiana Conservation Partnership website
Upper White River Watershed Cover Crop Program – information
10 Habits for Effective Conservation Planners (pdf) – Whether you’re a seasoned conservation planner or just starting, the 10 habits below have been shown to be most effective when planning with farmers and ranchers. (March 2019)
Grassland for Gamebirds & Songbirds Brochure (pdf brochure/June 2019)
Purdue Extension Publication entitled: Four Strategies to Improve Your Field’s Soil Health (August 2017)
Indiana Water Monitoring Council Resources available (April 2018)
Rent Green Fire: Aldo Leopold & A Land Ethic for our Time from IASWCD – just email us!
District Brochure – Standard (Text and photos cannot be changed; consider affixing a label to it.)
Conservation Development Resources: IASWCD’s list of funding opportunities.
Put Planning First! A resource from NRCS to help Districts work with producers to create a conservation plan.
IASWCD Awards, such as Conservation Farmer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, River Friendly Farmer, etc.
Envirothon is a competitive learning event for high school-aged students that tests the students’ knowledge of resources including soils, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.
NACD Poster Contest, for young students