September 2019


Please visit our website for more training opportunities:

CTD Planner Certification

Ever wonder how to improve your planning expertise, but not sure where to start? Confused on which trainings you need to advance as a planner?

The CTD has corralled all that information for you into our Planner Certifications! If you are a Farm, Dairy, or Riparian planner, we have developed a planner certification process that outlines all of the trainings and expertise you need to excel and advance in your profession. Check out our Planner Certification page for more information and how to get started and apply.

Also look for the support tools including a training plan template that incorporates the NRCS Planner Designation and certification requirements to help you set near and long term goals for progression, and our Database to help you keep track of all of your training and certification achievements.

Training Resources

Have a go-to training resource to share with your fellow CD staff? Send it to for inclusion in the next newsletter!

Here are some outside training resources to help you find that training you've been looking for:

ASWM-NRCS Wetland Training Webinar Series

NRCS Science & Technology Training Library - Conservation Webinar Portal

Coastal Training Program

Enduris - Training & Seminars


Have some time over lunch today to squeeze in a good webinar? Check this out: Cover Crops: Watching Grass Grow , 11am-Noon.

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”

-- Aldo Leopold

Cultural Resources Information Updated

The WSCC Cultural Resources web page has recently been reviewed and updated. This web page is a great resource for Cultural Resource contacts, procedures, documents, webinars and trainings, and more. You'll find updated file names are noted with “2019”; links in documents have been corrected.

Stay up to date with procedural guidance with the updated document “Flow chart of cultural resources review with SCC assistance (2019)” under the 'Policy and Procedure' tab.

For those that were able to take the NRCS Cultural Resources, Part 2 course in Wenatchee at the end of June, we have all the workshop materials posted under the 'Webinars and Trainings' tab for your future reference.

If you have any problems with the website documents, suggestions about the web page, or any questions at all about Cultural Resources, please contact Larry Brewer at or call and leave a message at 360.701.7859.


September 17th – 19th, 2019

Enduris Training Facility, Spokane, WA

For technical assistance providers, extension staff, and anyone else who works with farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners to promote agroforestry in the PNW.

Tuesday, September 17th: Presentations on windbreaks for livestock protection, plant materials, riparian buffer challenges, silvopasture options, pollinator habitat, and more

Wednesday, September 18th: Field trip to Regional Agroforestry Projects

Thursday, September 19th (optional training): How To Become a Technical Service Provider (TSP)

To register or to see the agenda visit the PNW Agroforestry Working Group website here.

Cost is $75 for the workshop and field tour (September 17th – 18th), with an additional $25 fee for the optional TSP training on September 19th.

For more information contact Shannon Murray:

Have you tried the Center for Technical Development’s new tool to aid you in your professional development journey?

is now a self-service portal where you can identify your specialties and certifications to get notified of upcoming training or continuing education opportunities.

Interested in being a mentor for your particular specialty? AgLearn not showing the training you’ve completed? Worried what might happen to your training certificates if your computer crashed? You can track your training and provide a backup for your certificates all directly in the database.

After requesting an account, updating your profile takes less than 10 minutes! If you have questions about the database and its use, contact

AgLearn Access

REMEMBER – The easiest way to avoid issues with your AgLearn account is to login frequently – at least once every 20 days.

Take the guess work out and set an Outlook calendar reminder to prompt you!

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