Indiana Conservation Partnership


Strategic Program Development and Implementation

Below are strategic program development and implementation tools to aid Districts in successfully delivering their local conservation programs.

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Strategic Planning

Business plans/Annual Plan of Work

Involvement in legislative activities related to state / local funding

NRCS Contribution Agreements

Depending on NRCS funding, the State Conservationist may put out a call for SWCDs interested in entering into contribution agreements for administrative and/or technical work. These agreements are typically for one year and require a 50% match. Contact your NRCS Local Service Center for more information.

Grants – State

Outreach / Marketing of Plan:


Many nonprofit conservation organizations may be interested in working with your local SWCD.

Potential Non-Traditional Partners:

National Wild Turkey Federation
Indiana Ducks Unlimited
The Nature Conservancy
Central Indiana Land Trust

Community Relationships / Position in the County / Knowing the Players, etc.

Social Marketing

Your Elected Officials