The plan focuses on these goals and initiatives:
Delivering high-quality science and technology for private lands conservation
Promoting productive working lands and healthy waters
Promoting and enhancing productive agricultural landscapes
Supporting healthy watersheds and diverse land use communities increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency
Creating a climate of inclusion and foster diversity so private lands conservation will thrive
NRCS will regularly use the strategic plan to develop specific tactics to meet natural resource challenges and opportunities. Projections are that the world population will increase by 2 to 3 billion people in the next four decades. With that increase comes the need to increase our food production capability by at least 70 percent. Our challenge will be to increase our productivity sustainably; making room for all the creatures with whom we share this earth and in a way that ensures that those little Americans who aren’t here yet will have the same bounty we enjoy today.