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The California NRCS Organization

Area Offices & Service Centers

Area 1 Office, Red Bluff, CA

Area 1 covers the northern part of California, bordering on Oregon in the North and with Areas 2 and 3 in the south.  It serves three Congressional Districts with 12 Service Centers, four Local Partnership Offices, and two Soil Survey Offices. These offices partner with 27 Resource Conservation Districts and others to meet the conservation needs of 17 counties.

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Area 2 Office, Salinas, CA

Area 2 extends along the coast from the counties on the north side of San Francisco down to Santa Barbara and inland to Stockton and Modesto, covering 15 counties.  It serves 17 Congressional Districts using ten Service Centers, five Local Partnership Offices, and two Soil Survey Offices.  These offices partner with 25 Resource Conservation Districts.

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Area 3 Office, Fresno, CA

Area 3 extends from South Lake Tahoe through the Central Valley to Bakersfield. It serves ten Congressional Districts using 11 Service Centers, two Local Partnership Offices, and two Soil Survey Offices. These offices partner with six Resource Conservation Districts to meet the conservation needs of 12 counties.

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Area 4 Office, Riverside, CA

Area 4 is the home of five of the top twenty agricultural counties in the United States, with a diverse terrain, climate, animals and plant life. The area dawns valleys below sea level and peaks over 14,000 feet high.  Precipitation ranges from less than 2 inches in some desert areas to 60 inches on the high slopes of Mt. San Antonio.  Area 4 has desert vegetation, grasslands, brushland, hardwood and coniferous forests.  The area serves 34 Congressional Districts.

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