Your one-stop-shop for conservation professional training

The Conservation Professional Training Program is a program of UW–Madison Division of Extension providing conservation training courses to help you deliver smarter solutions to farmers and rural landowners. From introductory courses for new employees to advanced training for conservation advisors, we provide diverse trainings to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed.

Conservation Calendar

We offer face to face, online and blended training to conservation agencies, private sector consultants and landowners across Wisconsin, the Midwest, and the US. View conservation-related events and trainings offered by us and our partners throughout the state.

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A Field Study of Maximum Wave Height, Total Wave Energy, and Maximum Wave Power Produced by Four Recreational Boats on a Freshwater Lake

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Managing Pest Birds

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A World Without Soil

7 events,

Soil Mechanics Level 1

10 events,

2022 County Officials Workshops

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Spring Wildflowers

3 events,

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2022 County Officials Workshops

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State of Organic Seed

12 events,

Wisconsin Land Trust Conference

2022 County Officials Workshops

7 events,

2022 County Officials Workshops

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2022 County Officials Workshops

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Greg Judy Grazing School

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Grasses, Sedges & Rushes

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Coastal Workshop

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Can We Grow Crops and Monarchs?

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Clean ‘Green’

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Coastal Workshop

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How to Plant a Rain Garden with Melinda Myers

You’ve selected the location, purchased your plants and now you are ready to start planting. We’ll take a step-by-step approach to make this process as easy as possible. We’ll discuss […]

Citizen Science Association Conference

This now-annual event connects researchers, practitioners, community members, and others to share research, experiences, ideas, and innovations. Regional events will complement a core central program, providing opportunities to connect with […]

Wildlife Habitat Planting (CPS 420)

Join Jeff Kalin, NRCS Wildlife Biologist, and Karin Jokela, Xerces Society Pollinator Planner and Partner Biologist, for a Tech Talk on the new Wildlife Habitat Planting practice (CPS 420). In […]

Tracking the Golden-winged Warbler

Birds in North America are facing considerable population decline, with over half of all species declining in the past half-century. This is particularly true for the Golden-winged Warbler, a neotropical […]

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes

This workshop introduces participants to the basics of identification of grasses, sedges, and rushes; three graminoid families with species commonly found growing in wetlands and adjacent uplands. Lectures on taxonomy, […]

Invasive Plant Identification Workshop

Learn how to: Identify common and new invasive plants in WI Report and map invasive plants with EDDMapS Use resources to plan effective management Info here. 

Coastal Workshop

FEMA has been preparing coastal flood hazard analyses for the Great Lakes coasts for several years. As a result, Flood Insurance Studies and Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Wisconsin's Lake […]

Can We Grow Crops and Monarchs?

This webinar examines recent research that simulates population outcomes for different habitat establishment scenarios and insecticide use patterns on agricultural lands. Join us to learn more about the results, which […]

Conservation News

Northern Soil Compaction Conference

Do you feel like soil compaction is squeezing your yields? Are you wondering what you can do about it? The University of Minnesota Extension is proud to partner with Manitoba Ag and Resource Development and North Dakota State University to bring you the Northern Soil Compaction Conference. This virtual event will be held on June 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CT.

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