Welcome to the Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Workspace and Species Initiatives training. This category was developed to host training for NRCS, partners, and private landowners within the WLFW initiatives.
Trainings will support a host of effective partnerships focused on conservation that strive to achieve ecological goals while maintaining healthy economies in rural areas for working landscapes. The WLFW workspace and trainings are being developed to enable interaction between NRCS's WLFW partners and others interested in conserving whole landscapes and empowering rural economies. The content here augments those WLFW resources available for on USDA's website, and allows any registered user (including landowners) access to a wide variety of information, online training materials, planning and decision-support tools, as well as access to experts, NRCS field staff, and landowners.
Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) was initiated in 2012 and there are eight nationally-identified target species. In 2016 a Request for Proposals was circulated to the NRCS State Offices whereby they could work with local partners to identify additional species for state-run WLFW 2.0 partnership efforts. In response to this RFP, 12 additional species and habitat efforts were approved to launch in 2017, and another 4 in 2018. This portal workspace will initially service the eastern, south and mid-western target species (9). The habitat needs of these species are representative of healthy, functioning ecosystems where conservation efforts benefit a much broader suite of species.