Tri-state Conservation Partnership
The Tri-state Conservation Partnership (TCP) formed as a result of interest expressed by NRCS State Conservationists in AR, LA, and MS to create a unique forum aimed at improving collaboration among the NRCS and conservation partners in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.
On its formation in May, 2013, the partnership was originally titled the “Tri-state Conservation Coordination Committee” (Tri-C). In early 2018, the group changed its name to Tri-state Conservation Partnership, a title that more directly reflects the well established success and strength of the broad collaborative.
The fundamental goal of the TCP is to enhance coordination and support opportunities associated with Farm Bill Program delivery. In the TCP’s formation, engaged partners recognized that addressing identified Farm Bill program priorities might best be accomplished by working directly through established conservation partnerships within the Lower Mississippi River Valley. In addition, the diversity of vested partners affirmed that TCP priorities might be most effectively accomplished by directly linking its objectives with the LMVJV, and also utilizing the LMVJV’s Conservation Delivery Networks (CDN’s) as a natural conduit to address many of its priorities through goal specific working groups. As a result, in April 2014 the LMVJV Management Board solidified its support for the TCP by chartering the partnership. Then in March 2015, the NRCS further formalized the TCP through the establishment of a Declaration of Partnership (DoP) with the LMVJV (see documents below).
Tri-state Conservation Partnership (TCP) documents
Tri-state Conservation Partnership flyer (highlights benefits, goals, and accomplishments to date)