IEN staff provide frequent assistance to environmental and civic nonprofits as well as to local governments. Strategic planning facilitation has been provided for numerous nonprofits. A few examples include the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Western Virginia Land Trust, the Virginia Conservation Network, the Virginia Water Monitoring Council, the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center, and the Archaeological Society of Virginia. Facilitation of public meetings that are anticipated to be difficult is another form of assistance. A few examples include a Culpeper County meeting on the land application of biosolids, a series of community discussions in Fluvanna County about the citing of its new court house, a Goochland County meeting on the land application of biosolids, a Halifax County meeting about proposed setbacks for large-scale hog operations, and a series of meetings among Henrico County officials about how to improve the flow of development approvals.