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Keystone Conference Center 
Fort Indiantown Gap 



Shannon Wehinger 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 

Agricultural Conservation Technical Training Basic Boot Camp 2017 

Boot Camp

Sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, PA Department of  Agriculture/State
nservation Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.

Photo by Holly Hunt.

Appropriate for newly hired Agricultural Conservation Technicians, (ACT), new NRCS field staff, new Nutrient Management Technicians, new Chesapeake Bay Technicians, new Watershed Specialists, and others with less than 1 year of  professional experience, or less than 3 years experience if employee did not attend a previously held Level I ACT training.

Attention NRCS employees: Do not submit SF182 until you receive confirmation that you are approved to attend this training. 

If you do not receive confirmation from PACD, you will not be admitted. No walk-ins will be accepted. 


Participant registration fees are waived.  Funding is provided through a Special Leadership Development Project Grant, sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and State Conservation Commission.

All participants may take advantage of the room block rate, but only conservation district staff will be reimbursed by PACD for their overnights.

Days Inn Lebanon/Fort Indiantown Gap
3 Everest Ln.
Jonestown, PA 17038
Phone: 717-865-4064

Check in: 3pm; Check out: 11am

Rate: $60.00 ( including tax) for 2 queen beds or 1 king  (single or double occupancy). You must ask for the "PACD Room Block" when making your reservation. The room block expires on March 13.

PACD will reimburse the conservation district (up to $70/person/day) for the lodging of those whose office is more than 45 miles away from Fort Indiantown Gap. Monday through Thursday evenings only.

The training itself will be held at the Keystone Conference Center at Fort Indiantown Gap.

Lunch will be provided. Breakfast, snacks, and dinner will not be provided. A complimentary continental breakfast is available at the Days Inn. Please plan to bring your own snacks and refillable water bottle.

A resource of local restaurants is available here.

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.