James Gore, Assistant Chief
James Gore serves as the Assistant Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. In this role, he leads agency efforts on resource management, conservation and sustainability initiatives nationwide.
Note from Assistant Chief Gore
“As Assistant Chief I am proud to advance the win-win goal of NRCS and the conservation movement – productive and sustainable lands. This on-the-ground, locally led work is beneficial to landowners and the wider American public alike. It makes me proud to be a part of the leadership of an agency that is effective, relevant, and supported by Americans across the geographic and political spectrum. It strengthens my faith in good government.
For 75 years, the people of NRCS have ensured the sustainability of America’s natural resources by partnering with farmers, ranchers, and landowners through voluntary, incentive-based conservation. I hope you will join us in taking this history of success and advancing it into the future.
James proudly hails from Northern California and is a 6th generation son of the golden state. He and his family own and operate vineyards in Sonoma County. Fluent in Spanish and Italian, he has traveled and lived the world over; including two years as a U.S. Peace Corps in Bolivia. An avid hunter and fisherman, James is known by his family, friends, and colleagues for his infectious passion and drive. He and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Alexandria, VA with their beautiful new daughter.