Per section 1446 of the 1990 Farm Bill, the Maryland USDA established a technical committee to provide advice for technical considerations and technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of USDA legislation. The committee also helps assure that Civil Rights requirements in Program Delivery are met. The NRCS State Conservationist chairs the committee.
Additionally, the State Technical Committee provides recommendations on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.
Technical Committees are composed of individuals and groups who represent a diverse group with interests in a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including the following:
Maryland STC meetings will generally be held at the Maryland NRCS State Office located at 339 Busch's Frontage Road, Suite 205, Annapolis, Maryland 21409. Meetings are open to the public.