Balancing Nature & Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes


  • National Conservation Training Center 698 Conservation Way Shepherdstown, WV, 25443 United States

Community Teams Forming Now to Attend the 2017 National Course!

Balancing Nature & Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes

Annual Course Offering: January 31-February 2, 2017

Team Application Deadline: December 12, 2016

This team-based course is designed to empower communities to take action! Through a combination of presentations by national instructors, local case studies, and a comprehensive team-based action-planning process, learn how to preserve your community's unique assets while strengthening its economic viability!

Participants attend in teams from their locality, representing a cross-section of their community including elected officials, public land managers, local business owners, local tourism officials and other community leaders!

During this three-day course, participants will hear from experts in areas such as sustainable tourism, natural and cultural resources, economic development, transportation, branding and public health--building on these sessions to map their own natural and cultural assets and develop plans for instigating change in their regions. 

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Katie Allen
Director, Conservation Leadership Network
The Conservation Fund
kallen@conservationfund.org | 304-876-7925

 

Course Costs

Team Registration Fee: $675/team
Lodging & Meals: $152 each/night ($109 each/night for double occupancy) *plan for 3-4 nights

*Lodging & Meal package includes 3 meals/day and private hotel room

*Hotel room block info will be provided to accepted teams

*Limited assistance is available; requests should be indicated on team application


Event Location

National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443


Additional Information

The course begins at 8:15 am on Tuesday, January 31st and runs through 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 2nd. For more information about NCTC, go to http://training.fws.gov/campus/. For more information about course logistics, please contact Margarita Carey (304-876-7924 | mcarey@conservationfund.org).