Monday, April 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Keystone Conference Center
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003
Lebanon County




Shannon Wehinger 
PA Association of Conservation Districts 

2020 Agricultural Conservation Technical Training Boot Camp Level II 

Sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, State Conservation Commission, and the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc.

Photo by Holly Hunt.

Appropriate for those who attended a Basic training held at Fort Indiantown Gap in the years 2000-2019, those who attended one track of level II last year and would now like to attend the other, and those with 1 to 3 years of professional experience.

Please note: Boot Camp is not a two-week course. The instructors prefer that you use the information you learned in Basic for a year and take Level II the year following Basic. This is not a 2-week course. Do not apply for Basic and Level II in the same year.

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

General (provided to all): Conservation Planning and Ag Waste System Planning -  plus the topics covered by your "track."

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

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

Days Inn by Wyndham Lebanon/Fort Indiantown Gap
3 Everest Ln.
Jonestown, PA 17038
Phone: 717-494-4302

Check in: 3pm; Check out: 11am

Rate: $70.00 ( 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 29.

PACD will reimburse the conservation district (up to $70/person/day) AS FUNDING ALLOWS for the lodging of those whose office is more than 45 miles away from Fort Indiantown Gap. Monday through Thursday evenings only. Please note: there may not be sufficient funding to fund all four nights for every district employee. 

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

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


There is an optional forestry tour at Ft. Indiantown Gap on Monday, April 27 from 4:45-6:45pm. In order to participate, you must complete and return a General Release Form to Shannon Wehinger at swehinger@pacd.org. Please submit a completed form even if you aren't sure if you will attend or not. 

The deadline to apply is March 13, 2020.