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Earth Team Volunteers

They are Making a Difference in California!

What is the Earth Team?

In 1981, Congress authorized the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service, to accept volunteers to increase soil and water conservation efforts, and to do this by working closely with Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

In California, the Earth Team is a growing volunteer workforce making a difference. The concept of Earth Team includes not only volunteers, but also NRCS staff and Resource Conservation Districts. The mission of the Earth Team is to provide an effective volunteer workforce within NRCS to help people conserve, improve and sustain our resources and environment.

Volunteers can help expand efforts in soil and water conservation. Anyone 14 years or older and interested in saving our precious soil and water can join the Earth Team. Volunteers may work part-time, full-time, outdoors or in an NRCS office.

Earth Team Spotlight

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What Can You Do?

Earth Team Volunteers help on the Land, in the Community and in the Office.


On the Land

In the Community

In the Office

  • Soil Mapping

  • Surveying

  • Water Sampling

  • Establishing Wildlife Habitat

  • Native Grass Seeding

  • Resource Inventories

  • Conservation
    Practice Layout

  • Planting Trees

  • Conservation Planning

  • Photography

  • Conservation Education

  • Writing

  • Special Tours & Fairs

  • Conservation
    Youth Groups

  • Outdoor Classrooms & Nature Areas

  • Public Speaking

  • Drafting

  • Computer Data Entry

  • Map Interpretations

  • Typing

  • Telephoning

  • Editing

  • Reception

  • Filing

For more Earth Team program information, contact your nearest coordinator. Map of CA Office Locations




Address/Phone Number

E-mail Address

State Coordinator

Wendy Krehbiel

132 N. Enright Ave., Suite B
Willows, CA 95988-2716
Phone: (530) 934-4601, ex. 124
Fax: (530) 934-8667

State Office Coordinator

Christine Chavez

430 G Street, #4164
Davis, CA 95616-4164
Phone: (530) 792-5692
Fax: (530) 792-5791

Area 1 Coordinator

Carrie Nicolls

1313 S. Main St., Space H
Weaverville,CA 96093-1450
Phone: (530) 623-3991, ex. 104

Area 2/PMC Coordinator


Sonya Miller

3422 W. Hammer Lane
Stockton, CA 95219-5493
Phone:(209) 472-7127, ex. 121

Area 3 Coordinator

Genett Carstensen

3530 W. Orchard Court
Visalia, CA 93277-7055
Phone: (559) 734-8732 , ex. 102

Area 4 Coordinator

Holly Shiralipour

15415 W. Sand St., #103
Victorville, CA 92392-2917
Phone: (760) 843-6882, ex. 106

For more information on the Earth Team Volunteer Program, visit the National NRCS Earth Team Volunteers Web site.


Updated: 08/30/16