West National Technology Support Center
The NRCS West National Technology Support Center (WNTSC) is located in Portland, Oregon. The staff is made up of an interdisciplinary Technology Transfer and Assistance Team, and three special emphasis teams assigned to acquire and develop science-based technology. The special emphasis teams located at the West National Technology Support Center are Energy, Air Quality and Atmospheric Change, and Water Quality and Quantity.
Leadership and coordination for technology transfer within the West Region is provided by the West Region Technology Work Group (WRTWG). The WRTWG is composed of the State Resource Conservationist from each of the West Region states plus six State Conservation Engineers and two State Soil Scientists. A West Region State Conservationist serves as an advisor to the Work Group.
The Technology Transfer and Assistance Team consists of technical specialists of various disciplines responsible for providing direct technical assistance and technology transfer primarily to the thirteen western States and the Pacific Basin. Specialists from the Team serve as technical advisors to the West Region Technical consortia. ...More Info
The Energy Team develops and delivers information and technology that addresses energy conservation in agricultural systems, and natural resource issues related to the production, utilization, and management of renewable energy sources such as biofuels, solar, and wind. ...More Info
The Air Quality and Atmospheric Change Technology Development Team works with NRCS specialists and policy makers, as well as other Federal, State, University, and private organizations to provide agricultural air quality technology and information to NRCS personnel, NRCS partners, and the public. ...More Info
The Water Quality and Quantity Team develops and delivers cutting edge tools and training to address natural resource concerns related to hydrology and hydraulics, nutrient management, pest management, soil erosion, irrigation water management, agricultural drainage, salinity, and stream restoration. ...More Info
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