The Conservation Fund’s Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes Course will be held May 3-5, 2016 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. This is a great opportunity for rural and gateway communities across the country to convene for three intensive days to focus on crafting action plans to spark their local economy and to create a vision for their community’s future centered on the theme of “Thriving, not just Surviving”. During this 3-day course community-based teams will focus on the economics, community character, natural resources, and partnership building skills necessary for creating sustainable communities. Teams will identify opportunities to differentiate their communities based upon their unique assets, have the opportunity to hear the latest trends in bringing alternative energy or transportation or sustainable agriculture practices to their rural communities, and develop specific action plans for implementation when they return home! To learn more and download a team application click here
Application Deadline is March 14, 2016.