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State Technical Committee Meeting Scheduled


NRCS Holding Open Meeting on Conservation Programs

PALMER, May 7, 2013 – The State Technical Committee will meet Wednesday May 29th, at the United States Department of Agriculture conference room, located at 800 West Evergreen Avenue, Palmer. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at noon. Agenda items include a presentation on the NRCS National Water Quality Initiative, a progress report on the Sunshine Day Dream Gardens Conservation Innovation Grant and a review of the NRCS – Alaska Plant Materials joint projects.  State Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. Landowners are encouraged to attend.

NRCS provides products and services to enable people to be good stewards of the nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-federal lands. With the help of NRCS, people are better able to conserve, maintain, and improve their natural resources.

The NRCS State Technical Committee provides opinions on issues within a variety of NRCS Farm Bill conservation programs. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee’s recommendations.

For more information contact State Resource Conservationist, Helen Denniston at (907) 761-7756 or by email at

For information regarding NRCS technical service or program participation, contact an NRCS Office. Alaska NRCS Northern Hub Office in Fairbanks: (907) 479-3159, Alaska NRCS Southern Hub Office in Kenai: (907) 283-8732, and the State Office in Palmer: (907) 761-7760. Contact information for offices in Alaska is also available at

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps America’s farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment.

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