Basic Training for Soil and Water Conservation Supervisors

February 10-11, 2015

$175 includes course materials and dinner

This course is designed for both newly elected and appointed soil and water district supervisors, new district staff, and for experienced supervisors who want to learn about

  • the decisions they need to make as supervisors
  • the key resources available to supervisors
  • the legal and fiscal restrictions on their actions as supervisors
  • possibilities for the future of soil and water and the soil and water districts' roles in conservation.

The course will include presentations from agency officials and others who work with soil and water conservation across the state, discussion of actual projects being undertaken by soil and water districts, and group work on plans for the districts represented by the attendees.


Soil and water conservation district supervisors, new district staff, and employees

Faculty coordinator

Richard B. Whisnant, Professor of Public Law and Government


2 days

Site information

School of Government

A block of rooms has been set up at the Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill. The rate of $65.90 includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and wifi. To reserve a room online please visit and use the group code SWS. To reserve a room by phone call the hotel directly @ 919 489 7555, provide your arrival / departure dates and the group code SWS. To receive the special rate reservations must be made no later than January 20, 2015.


Program Manager
Cancellation policy

Course participants who cancel their registration on or before January 27, 2015 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before February 3, 2015 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after February 3, 2015. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.