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News - NRCS to Seek Input on 2013 Conservation Priorities for California on Sept. 13

Natural Resources Conservation Service - News Release

NRCS to Seek Input on 2013 Conservation Priorities for California on Sept. 13

Contacts:
Alan Forkey (530) 792-5653
Jonathan Groveman (530) 792-5644

DAVIS, Calif., September 10, 2012—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold its next State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Sept. 13, 2012, to discuss 2013 priorities for Farm Bill conservation programs. The meeting will be held at the USDA building in Davis from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The STAC provides recommendations to Acting State Conservationist Jeff Burwell on implementation of NRCS conservation programs in California. Those interested in conservation on private lands are welcome to attend.

"The state has a wide range of natural resource priorities in need of conservation planning, technical support and Farm Bill funding assistance," said Burwell. "We will be seeking input on prioritizing these needs for NRCS to address in 2013."

The meeting’s agenda includes the following:

  • Establishing NRCS state resource priorities
  • Review of 2012 Initiatives, funding levels and contracts
  • Timelines for 2013 conservation program signups
  • Review of 2013 Projected Locally Led EQIP Fund Allocations
  • 2013 State Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) Funding/Timeline and Priorities
  • And many more topics

The USDA building in Davis is located at 430 G Street. The meeting will be held in Room 229. For more information on the meeting, contact Alan Forkey at (530) 792-5653. For more information on NRCS programs, visit www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov.

Since its inception in 1935, NRCS has worked in partnership with private landowners and a variety of local, state and federal conservation partners to deliver conservation based on specific, local needs.

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