COORDINATION STRATEGY WORKSHOP
The Powder River and Lake DeSmet Conservation Districts are co-hosting a Coordination Strategy Workshop.
a process mandated by federal law that requires federal agencies to coordinate their plans, programs and management activities with local governments (i.e. your local conservation district, fire district, school district, county commissioners, city councils, etc.). It is a powerful tool that can be used to protect private property rights, productive uses of land, and local economies from burdensome government regulations.
WHY COORDINATION WORKS………...
Coordination process works by giving local governments a meaningful seat at the table when Federal and State agencies plan to implement a regulatory process such as Endangered Species listing, Forest Plan Revisions, Wilderness plans, transmissions lines and super corridors, to name a few. The agencies literally must sit down with each local government during their (agencies) planning process and continue to do so all the way through actual implementation. Best of all, coordination is not optional however, it is rarely enforced because most local governments are not aware of this requirement and have not received training on how to implement the process . If local governments assert their coordinate position, the agency must work to make its plans consistent with local plans and policy.
Coordination is found in existing federal and state statutes and corresponding regulations. Initially, Congress defined coordination in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act or FLPMA of 1976.
If you are a local government, private landowner or live in rural America the issues and solutions addressed during this workshop will affect you at some point.
The eight (8) hour course packs in six powerful lessons showing you how to implement coordination with federal and state agencies to protect your local economy, property rights and way of life. In one day, you will learn how to change your community’s future.
This class is scheduled for May 4, 2011 at the American Legion, 18 Veteran’s Avenue, Buffalo, WY; from 9 am to 5pm, lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by April 26 , 2011 to either Anita Bartlett, PRCD (307) 738-2321 or Nikki Lohse, LDCD (307) 684-2526 ext 3.
Visit http://americanstewards.us/coordination for additional background and more information.