NRCS Colorado Technical Resources - ECS/Biology
NRCS provides biological leadership and technical support to promote science-based conservation of fish and wildlife, and their habitats. Specific biological topics may include: applied ecology, aquaculture, biodiversity, fisheries, pollinators, wetland science, and wildlife habitat management. The following tools, techniques, and other technical information are provided to assist our customers in meeting their natural resource conservation goals and objectives.
Technical Guidance Documents
The following documents can be found in Colorado’s Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
Biology Technical Notes. FOTG, Section I – Technical Notes – Biology
Environmental Evaluation (NEPA). FOTG, Section IV – Planning Forms – NRCS-CPA-52
Special Environmental Resource Concerns. FOTG, Section II – Special Environmental Concerns
ESA Programmatic Consultations. FOTG, Section II – Special Environmental Concerns – T&E
Related Manuals, Handbooks and Policies
NRCS National Biology Handbook, 2004 (PDF; 222 KB)
The NRCS National Biology Handbook provides comprehensive information on the management and conservation of fish and wildlife habitats on working lands.
Colorado has a team of biologists located across the State that can provide our customers with technical assistance related to fisheries and wildlife habitat management, including but not limited to: wetland and riparian enhancement/restoration, sage-grouse habitat evaluation and planning, range management, playa restoration and stream habitat management. Please visit the Biologist Contact Information website for more information.
Colorado’s Biologist Map and Directory (PDF; 803 KB)
Chanda Pettie, State Biologist
Denver Federal Center, Bldg 56, Rm 2604
P.O. Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426
Office: (720) 544-2804
More information can be found on the National NRCS Wildlife Biology Website.