Technical Service Providers (TSPs) provide conservation planning assistance to private landowners on behalf of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). TSPs are certified by NRCS to develop planning and practice design documents such as Forest Management Plans to help private forest landowners assess the current condition of their lands and to schedule conservation practices meeting NRCS standards and specifications.
For interested TSP applicants, this workshop will give participants a detailed overview of the process to become a TSP. This workshop will satisfy the TSP training requirements of the “TSP Orientation and Conservation Planning” course as well as the “Introduction to the Field Office Technical Guide” course.
For current and renewing TSPs, this workshop will have a break-out session which will cover TSP program updates, the TSP Registry renewal and modification processes, and other important program guidance.
Charlotte Brewster, NRCS National TSP Program Manager
Stacey Bradshaw, NRCS TSP Regional Coordinator - West and Southeast
Steve Hill, CA NRCS TSP State Coordinator
Peter Hoagland, NRCS TSP Regional Coordinator – Northeast
Chris Zimny, CA NRCS State Forester
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 8:00am-3:30pm
Location: SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, Sacramento, CA, Room A9
Cost: Free