Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Technical Service Provider Training Program

A multi-partner coordinated effort to enhance conservation delivery in California.

 technical services providers with farmers in a field

Photo from the Natural Resources Conservation Service - USDA

Designed to

• Increase sharing and coordination of expertise among conservation partners 

Increase access to comprehensive, systems-based technical service 

• Improve the creation and implementation of comprehensive conservation plans and results 

• Expand and support sustained adoption of  conservation practices throughout California

Value-added Conservation Delivery, Reinforcing the NRCS Conservation Planning Process  

The TSP Training Program offers a comprehensive and adaptive training opportunity that provides pathways for multiple layers of TSP certification, from addressing specific resource categories (for example, grazing management and forestry management) to developing Resource Management System (RMS) level conservation plans for farms, ranches and non-industrial timber lands. 

The program draws on a combination of skills and knowledge gained by experienced conservation professionals and practical applications by producers, including individuals who have successfully implemented conservation plans and practices. Trainings are carried out in coordination with NRCS specialists.

  • Integrates Conservation Activity Plans (CAPs) into the planning process to develop robust inventory, management and monitoring strategies that are co-created by TSPs and producers 
  • Provides practice-specific workshops to increase design and implementation expertise 
  • Facilitates more robust conservation planning to improve implementation outcomes