Technical Soil Services Roles and Responsibilities
Technical Soil Services involve soil scientists helping people understand soils and soil survey information. Assistance can be in the form of:
Information Services - The distribution and explanation of soil survey information and products.
Technical Policy and Program Services - Providing soils information to support the policies and programs of other federal, state, or local agencies or units of government.
Planning Services - Providing soils information and interpretations to NRCS field office employees, Conservation District cooperators, and USDA program participants in the planning of resource conservation practices and resource management systems.
On-site Soils Investigations, Testing, Interpretations, and Evaluations - Services that support the design and installation of civil engineering works, structures, and agricultural practices, or to test and evaluate agriculture research predictions.
Technical Soil Services Staff at the State Office, Davis, CA