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Nevada STAC Meetings

Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

Updated 11/19/2012

Nevada STAC Contact:
Gary Roeder, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs

(775) 857-8500 x 103

gary.roeder@nv.usda.gov.

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Nevada State Technical Committee Meeting

Oct. 22, 2012

Minutes (draft 11/19/12)

Handouts

Agenda (Handout #1)

Minutes from STAC Meeting Nov. 29, 2011  (Handout #2)

FA Programs

Easement Program Summary FY 2012 and FY 2011  (Handout #4)

Funding Allocation Formula (Jan. 20, 2010)  (Handout #5)

Fund Pools  (Handout #6)

Geographic Rate Caps for WRP and GRP  (Handouts #7-1 and 7-2)

GRP Ranking Tool  (Handout #8)

WRP Ranking Tool  (Handout #9)

FRPP Ranking Tool/Plan  (Handout #10)

For NRCS Use
Sign-in Sheet (DOC; 30KB)


NRCS wants local input on conservation programs

RENO, Sept. 7 – The NRCS is asking local work group representatives to bring their comments on Farm Bill programs to the Nevada state technical advisory committee meeting on Oct. 22. “We’d like to get input from local work groups on how we can best manage conservation programs here in Nevada,” said Bruce Petersen, Nevada NRCS state conservationist. 

Local work groups are made up of community residents interested in agriculture and conservation, including farmers, ranchers, industry representatives, Tribal members, government officials and agency staff.  According to Gary Roeder, NRCS assistant state conservationist, the local work group is an important element of the locally led conservation way of doing business.  “We need their input to help us make the best use of Farm Bill funding for conservation programs and NRCS assistance,” said Roeder.

Conservation Districts are responsible for convening local work group meetings and bringing recommendations made at the local meeting to the state technical committee. 

“Wildfire and drought have been devastating to our rangelands and the livelihoods of our farmers and ranchers,” said Petersen. “This year, we’d also like to hear how we can best help restore the land and minimize the effects of these natural disasters in the future.”

The meeting will start at 1:00 pm by videoconference to 13 sites throughout Nevada:  Battle Mountain, Caliente, Carson City, Elko, Ely, Eureka, Fallon, Las Vegas, Lovelock, Sparks, Tonopah, Winnemucca and Yerington.  The meeting will be conducted by Petersen from the Humboldt County Cooperative Extension office in Winnemucca, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, Winnemucca, NV 89445.

For meeting locations, information about local work groups or to become a member, call your local conservation district, NRCS field office, or the state office at (775) 857-8500 x 105, or go online to www.nv.nrcs.usda.gov.

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Nevada State Technical Committee Meeting

Oct. 22, 2012

Videoconference Site Locations (9/7/12)

  • Battle Mountain—Cooperative Extension, 815 N. Second Street, 89820-2326

  • Caliente—Cooperative Extension, 360 Lincoln Street, 89008-0728

  • Carson City—Western Nevada College, Reynolds Building, Room 102, 2201 West College Parkway, 89703

  • Elko—University of Nevada School of Medicine GRIS 25

  • Ely—Cooperative Extension, 995 Campton Street, 89301-0210

  • Eureka—Cooperative Extension, 701 S. Main Street, Annex Building, 89316-0613

  • Fallon— University of Nevada School of Medicine CCCH Lake Rm

  • Las Vegas—CSN Cheyenne 2647B

  • Lovelock – University of Nevada School of Medicine PGH

  • Sparks - Nevada Farm Bureau 2165 Green Vista Dr. #205, 89431

  • Tonopah—Cooperative Extension, #1 Frankie St., Old Courthouse, 89049-0231

  • Winnemucca—Cooperative Extension, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, 889445-2927 (host site)

  • Yerington— University of Nevada School of Medicine SLMC

Agenda and Handouts -- pending

For more information, please contact your local NRCS office or contact Liz Warner, public affairs officer, (775) 857-8500 x 105; liz.warner@nv.usda.gov.

For NRCS Use
Sign-in Sheet (DOC; 30KB)


Previous STAC Meeting Information

Nevada State Technical Committee Meeting

Nov. 29, 2011

Minutes (posted 2/14/12)
Agenda and Handouts

Agenda

Proposed Fund Pools for EQIP, AMA and WHIP

Geographic Rate Cap (GARC) for Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) and Grassland Reserve Program (GRP)

Tribal Fencing Policy (proposed)  -- Announced 2/13/12; posted online Nevada Tribal Grazing Management

GRP Ranking and Eligibility Form

WRP Ranking and Eligibility Form

FRPP AP and AE (final draft)

Resource Concern Matrix (posted 11/29/11)

Videoconference Site Locations (updated 11/22/11)

  • Battle Mountain - Great Basin College/Cooperative Extension
  • Caliente - Lincoln County Cooperative Extension
  • Carson City - WNC CED 307
  • Elko -  UNSOM GRIS 25
  • Ely -  Cooperative Extension
  • Eureka - Cooperative Extension
  • Fallon - Cooperative Extension
  • Las Vegas - CSN Cheyenne 2647B
  • Lovelock - UNSOM PGH
  • Owyhee - GBC SPHE
  • Sparks - Nevada Farm Bureau (host site)
  • Tonopah - Cooperative Extension
  • Winnemucca - Cooperative Extension

For NRCS Use
Sign-in Sheet (DOC; 30KB)

For more information, please contact your local NRCS office or contact Liz Warner, public affairs officer, (775) 857-8500 x 105; liz.warner@nv.usda.gov.


Public Comment Sought at Nevada State Technical Committee Meeting on Nov. 29

RENO, Nov. 7 -- The Nevada State Technical Committee will meet on Nov. 29, 9 am to 3 pm, to discuss Farm Bill programs administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The NRCS is seeking input to establish priorities for identified local resource concerns and targeting program funding to resolve resource management problems. Program funding levels, fund pools, national conservation initiatives, and proposed compensation rates for practices will also be discussed.

The meeting will be held by videoconference from the Nevada Farm Bureau office, 2165 Green Vista, Suite 205, Sparks, NV 89431.

Remote video locations will be available in:

  • Battle Mountain - location pending
  • Caliente - Lincoln County Cooperative Extension
  • Carson City - WNC CED 307
  • Elko -  location pending
  • Ely -  location pending
  • Eureka - Cooperative Extension
  • Fallon - Cooperative Extension
  • Las Vegas - CSN Cheyenne 2647B
  • Lovelock -  location pending
  • Owyhee - GBC SPHE
  • Tonopah -  location pending
  • Winnemucca - Cooperative Extension
  • Yerington -  location pending

For more information, please contact your local NRCS office or contact Liz Warner, public affairs officer, (775) 857-8500 x 105; liz.warner@nv.usda.gov.


State Technical Advisory Committee June 15, 2011

Draft Minutes (PDF; 195KB)

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Agenda and Meeting Materials
  1. Agenda (DOC; 153KB)

  2. Draft Minutes from STAC Meeting, Nov. 17, 2010 (PDF; 270KB)

  3. Integrated Pest Management Standard, Code 595 (PDF; 39KB)

  4. Herbaceous Weed Control Standard, Code 315 (PDF; 100KB)

  5. Local Work Group Discussion Topics (PDF; 109KB)

  6. Tribal Land Fencing Policy Development (PDF; 439KB)

  7. Geographic Rate Caps for WRP and GRP  (PDF; 25KB) revised 6/14/2011

  8. FY2011 Nevada EQIP Statewide Cost List (PDF; 145KB)

Additional Handouts

  1. Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) Eligibility and Ranking Form (PDF; 80KB)

  2. Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) Parcel Eligibility and Ranking Form (PDF; 117KB)

  3. Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) Ranking Criteria Worksheet (PDF; 86KB)

  4. USDA Settlement Cases (PDF; 99KB)

  5. Cooperative Innovation Grants (CIG) Program Funding Announcement (PDF; 139KB)

  6. Cooperative Innovation Grants (CIG) - Green House Gas Announcement (PDF; 76KB)

Nevada Resource Assessments Maps 2011
  1. Air Quality - Particulate Matter (PDF; 2.3MB)
  2. Inadequate Habitat for Wildlife (PDF; 2.3MB)
  3. Inefficient Energy Use (PDF; 2.3MB)
  4. Inefficient Moisture Management (PDF; 2.3MB)
  5. Inefficient Use of Irrigation Water (PDF; 2.2MB)
  6. Organic Matter Depletion (PDF; 2.2MB)
  7. Plant Productivity and Health (PDF; 2.3MB)
  8. Sheet and Rill Erosion (PDF; 2.3MB)
  9. Water Quality Degradation - Nutrients (PDF; 2.2MB)
  10. Wind Erosion (PDF; 2.2MB)

For NRCS Use

Sign-in Sheet (DOC; 30KB)


Public Comment Sought at Nevada State Technical Committee Meeting on June 15, 2011

RENO, May 9, 2011 – The Nevada State Technical Committee will meet on June 15 to discuss Farm Bill programs administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“We have some critical issues to discuss and would appreciate input from producers, partners and conservation groups,” said Bruce Petersen, Nevada state conservationist for the NRCS.

Funding for energy-efficient irrigation systems, converted agricultural land, invasive weed control, and conservation practices installed on public land are among the topics to be discussed.

“We’d like to know if we’re spending Farm Bill money in the right places and on the right practices,” said Petersen.  

 

The Remote Video locations will be located in:

Battle Mountain—Cooperative Extension, 815 N. Second Street, 89820-2326

Caliente—Cooperative Extension, 360 Lincoln Street, 89008-0728

Carson City—Western Nevada College, Reynolds Building, Room 102, 2201 West College Parkway, 89703

Elko—Great Basin College, High Tech Center, #121, 1290 Burns Rd., 89801

Ely—Cooperative Extension, 995 Campton Street, 89301-0210

Eureka—Cooperative Extension, 701 S. Main Street, Annex Building, 89316-0613

Fallon—Cooperative Extension, 111 Sheckler Road, 89406

Las Vegas—Las Vegas—Curriculum and Professional Development Center, 3950 South Pecos McLeod, Las Vegas, NV  89121

Owyhee—Great Basin College SPHE, Hwy. 225, 89832

Tonopah—Cooperative Extension, #1 Frankie St., Old Courthouse, 89049-0231

Winnemucca—Cooperative Extension, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, 889445-2927

Yerington—Cooperative Extension, 504 S. Main, 89447

For more information, call (775) 857-8500, go online to www.nv.nrcs.usda.gov or contact your local NRCS office. 

News Release (PDF; 25KB)
Meeting Flyer (PDF; 742KB)
Sign-in Sheet (DOC; 30KB)


Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting, Nov. 17, 2010

Agenda and Handouts

Nevada State Technical Committee to Meet on Nov. 17, 2010
Farm Bill Programs and Critical Watersheds to be Discussed

Reno, Nov. 3 — The Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) will meet Nov. 17, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, by compressed video in various locations throughout Nevada.

The STAC will meet to review 2008 Farm Bill programs and policy. Topics to be discussed include financial assistance and easement programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). Nevada resource concerns, ranking criteria, payment schedules, and opportunities to provide financial assistance on federal lands will also be discussed.

People interested in providing input for Nevada Farm Bill programs can participate at the following locations* :

Battle Mountain:  Lander County School District Board Room, 425 Weaver Ave., Battle Mountain, 89820

Caliente: Lincoln County School District CO Bastian HS, Hwy. 93 (north), Caliente, 89008

Carson City: Western Nevada College, Reynolds Building Room 201, 2201 W. College Parkway, Carson City, 89703

Elko: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Griswold Hall Room 25, 701 Walnut St.; Elko; Phone:  (775) 738-3828

Ely: Great Basin College, Room 105, 2115 Bobcat Mine, Ely, 89301

Eureka: Great Basin College/ Eureka High School, Main Bldg # 8, 1 Vandal Way, Eureka, 89316

Fallon: UNSOM CCCH Lake Room (Tahoe Room), 801 E. Williams Ave., Fallon, 89406

Las Vegas: Clark County Cooperative Extension Learning Center Unit E, 8050 Paradise Rd., Suite 100, Las Vegas, 89123

Reno/Sparks: Nevada Farm Bureau, 2165 Green Vista Dr., #205, Sparks; Phone: (775) 674-4000

Owyhee: Owyhee Hospital, Conference Room, Hwy. 225, Owhyee, 89832

Tonopah: Nye County School District, Admin. Board Room, 122 Military Circle, Tonopah, 89049

Winnemucca: Great Basin College, Room 201, 5490 Kluncy Canyon Road, Winnemucca, 89445

* Site locations are subject to change. 

Please continue to check this Web site for the latest videoconference locations, meeting agenda, and more information about the purpose of the State Technical Advisory Committee. 

More information is also available from your local NRCS office.  

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If you have questions about the State Technical Committee or meetings, please contact Gary Roeder, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, (775) 857-8500 x 103 or e-mail gary.roeder@nv.usda.gov.

If you need this information in an alternative format or have problems with this Web page, please contact Jonnie Eyler, Webmaster, at jonnie.eyler@nv.usda.gov, or  Liz Warner, public affairs officer, liz.warner@nv.usda.gov, or by phone at (775) 857-8500.