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Conservation Nutrient Management Planner I and II
The Conservation Nutrient Management Planner assists farm managers, Conservation Districts, the Connecticut Department of Agricultural and the Natural Resources Conservation Service toward implementation of the coordinated nutrient management planning and assistance program. The primary focus of this position to develop Nutrient Management Plans (NMP’s) and Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP’s) to manage waste streams from animal production farms. The position includes the following tasks:
- Develop conservation maps and plans to provide technical assistance for animal production farms. Identify sources of environmental loss and provide recommendations to capture, contain, and use the waste streams for land application and crop growth. Evaluate and record soil, water, air, plant, animal, and wildlife conditions in notes, photos, and reports. Write up the observations and team developed recommendations in a document with maps. This task (plan development) will be the primary duty of the position.
- Develop and assist with conservation plans and associated projects as they are contracted through various conservation programs and constructed on the farm. Conduct follow-up inventories and analyses to identify how well the plan is working and what changes need to be made to improve the existing and future farm plans.
- Develop schedules, maps, and documents in a team approach, for each project, in a timely manner for internal and public review.
- Perform tasks described above (map making/written documents) to advance conservation and restoration efforts including outreach to landowners, conservation plan review, and teaching at environmental education events.