STC Meeting Agenda May 2014

State Technical Committee (STC) Meeting

The meeting will be held in Bozeman on Wednesday, May 21st.
We are offering three options to attend this meeting:

  • In person - Federal Building, 10 East Babcock Street, Second Floor, Room 243
  • Video teleconference the NRCS field offices in Billings, Culbertson, Dillon, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula - contact Heather Higgs at 406-587-6814 for dial-in information
  • Teleconference - contact Heather Higgs at 406-587-6814 for dial-in information

NRCS provides reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities to participate in NRCS programs and activities. If you require special accommodations, please contact Heather Higgs at 406-587-6814 by May 7, 2014.


10:00 Openeing remarks - Joyce Swartzendruber
10:20 Farm Service Agency - Heidi Brewer

Technical Updates
10:40 Greater sage-grouse status - Pete Husby
11:00 Plant Materials Centers - Bob Logar

Engineering Updates
11:20 Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) installations - Steve Becker

11:40-12:40 Lunch

Program Updates
12:40 Easements - Lisa McCauley and Dennis Dellwo
1:20 Conservation Support from Ducks Unlimited - Abby Dresser
1:40 Conservation Stewardship Program - Dennis Dellwo
2:00 Conservation Innovation Grants - Erik Suffridge
2:10 Environmental Quality Incentives Program - Erik Suffridge
2:30 Regional Conservation Partnership Program - Erik Suffridge

2:45 Questions
3:00 Close of meeting