|Pollinator Habitat Plan (146) Education & Training||Conservation Planning Training: Successful completion of the NRCS approved training course (available in AgLearn): Conservation Planning-Part 1 (Modules 1-5).|
eFOTG Knowledge: Knowledge of the NRCS electronic Field Office Technical Guide as related to the specific criteria to be addressed in the development and implementation of a NRCS Pollinator Habitat Plan, including understanding of NRCS Agronomy Technical Note 9 (Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Using Integrated Pest Management and Other Conservation Practices).
National Planning Procedures Handbook: Knowledge and understanding of National Planning Procedures Handbook – Title 180 - Part 600
Pollinator Education: Bachelor degree or higher level degree in entomology, biology, ecology, or other wildlife-related discipline, or a Bachelors or higher degree in agronomy, agriculture, or other plant science with some course work in entomology. Specific training or study of the ecology of pollinators and pollinator conservation.
Pollinator Habitat Experience: Two years experience in planning, design, implementation, inspection, or managing of beneficial insect habitat practices associated with this category, OR one year of experience plus an in-depth course on pollinators that includes the planning, implementation, management, and inspection of sustainable quality pollinator habitat.
Pollinator Habitat Plan Development: Develop a Pollinator Habitat Plan (146) that meets the criteria listed in Section III of the eFOTG and submit the plan by email, or send a paper copy by mail to your resident State TSP Coordinator.
Pollinator References: Provide two locations and customer references where technical service has been provided that can verify your experience and proficiency in planning, designing, installation/layout, and checkout of a diverse perennial native planting habitat or insectary supporting pollinators or a diverse community of beneficial insects for pest management.