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2016 03 08 NRCS 5 Year Plan Memo PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Mahnken   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016

SSWCD NRCS Five Year Plan Workshop Minutes

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


The following is a synopsis of the workshop led by NRCS District Conservationist, David Millard.  This is a continuation of the previous initial workshop held on December 15, 2015.


Following the March 8, 2016 regular Board meeting, a workshop was held, led by NRCS District Conservationist David Millard, to continue work on the update and revision to the SSWCD Five Year Plan.  This was a continuation of the initial kickoff workshop held in December 2015.  The purpose of the workshop is to develop a clear mission for the SSWCD and establish a set of goals and objectives to be used as a framework for guidance in executing and advancing the mission of SSWCD over the next five year period.  During the previous workshop a set of draft goals were established through a round table discussion with Mr. Millard.   Mr. Millard pointed out during this follow-up workshop that the goals are very ambitious and could be difficult to achieve.  As such, the next steps will focus on condensing the set of goals, continue to identify objectives under each goal and begin to develop action items.  Action items will focus on actual approaches to achieving the objectives of each goal.


During the previous workshop a total of six (6) goals were established with the intent to develop objectives under each goal.  During that meeting, due to time constraints, objectives were only outlined for Goal No. 1 entitled “Outreach to the Public”.  A total of four (4) objectives with twelve (12) sub-objectives representing a more detailed description of the objectives were developed for Goal No. 1.   In order to move forward effectively with completion of the Five Year Plan, Mr. Millard suggested that either the number of goals be reduced or the number of objectives under each goal be reduced.  Thus, during this workshop each of the five remaining goals were evaluated and compared to objectives and sub-objectives of Goal No. 1.  During this evaluation several of the remaining goals were identified as being redundant or duplicative compared to the Goal No. 1 objectives and were either eliminated or incorporated into the other objectives in Goal No. 1.  As a result, Goal 2 was incorporated into Objective 2B, Goal 4 was incorporated into Objective 5A, and Goal 6 was incorporated into Objective 4A.  The resulting three (3) goals were documented as follows:

Goal No. 1 – Outreach to the Public

Goal No. 2 – Assist in Water Conservation through Irrigation Water Management

Goal No. 3 – Expand County Recycling Program

The next follow-up workshop date is to be determined at an upcoming meeting and will focus on refining the objectives of Goal No. 1 and defining objectives of Goal Nos. 2 and 3.

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