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Conservation... Our Purpose. Our Passion.

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Updated 04/29/2010

The purpose and passion for conservation is shared among many. It is shared between NRCS employees and partners who help people help the land. And it is shared by the landowners with whom we work. Our passion is manifested through the benefits derived from stewardship of private lands—benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner water and air, improved soils and abundant wildlife habitat.

Learn about our stories, the stories of conservation made possible through a shared purpose, a shared passion and a shared commitment to conservation.

Meet Washington's Featured Customers...

Conservation...Our Purpose. Our Passion Washington custome Erica Garcia pictured in her apple orchard.

Meet the Garcia family!

The Garcia family of Yakima was among eight, nationally featured customers, who were chosen to represent the diversity of NRCS landowner-partners in its new "Conservation... Our purpose. Our passion." campaign.


< Featured Customer...Erica Garcia..."Yakima orchardist finds new career, conservation efforts "very rewarding" "

Rene and Carmen Garcia and family, began their careers as field workers more than 30 years ago, now own and operate G&G Orchards, Washington’s only Hispanic-owned grower/packer operation.




< Featured Customer...Rene and Carmen Garcia..."Stewardship, Mexican President’s visit top farm family’s business achievements"
Other Featured Customers in Washington...
Once an area that grew only mounting piles of spoils from an ore mill, John Hamilton’s pond and wetland area now grows a variety of plants and wildlife.
...Vision, dedication and conservation transform eyesore into wildlife utopia

Spokane Tribe Biologist David Wood and NRCS District Conservationist Dave Kreft examine a recent planting of native grasses. These plantings will help fend off invasive species and establish sharp-tail grouse habitat.
...Beauty belies the weeds: Spokane Tribe, NRCS work to restore native habitat
Conservation Showcase  Graphic "Landowners across Washington share a purpose and passion about conservation. Meet them, and learn about their special bond with the land."

Bringing a Purpose and Passion to work
Every day NRCS employees bring a purpose and passion to their conservation work. Learn what drives their passion for conservation.

Meet Washington's Featured Employees...
Meet Washington's Featured Volunteers...

View the "Conservation...Our Purpose. Our Passion" video...

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Conservation... Our Purpose. Our Passion. Image: Farm at sunset. Conservation–Our Purpose. Our Passion. The purpose and passion for conservation is shared among many. It is shared between NRCS employees and partners who help people help the land. And it is shared by the landowners with whom we work. Our passion is manifested through the benefits derived from stewardship of private lands—benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner water and air, improved soils and abundant wildlife habitat.

Meet America's Featured Customers!
Eight featured customers were chosen to represent diversity of geography, culture, adopted practices and products, represent a cross-section of our landowner-partners nationwide.

Featured Customer: Mr. Ho, Hawaii

Featured Customer: Mr. Stoller, Ohio

Featured Customer: Mr. Brown, North Dakota

Featured Customer: Mr. Chesmer, Connecticut

featured customer: Mr. Gwinn, Florida

featured customer: Ms. Wahl, Oregon

featured customer: Mr. Austin, Oklahoma

 

Our Stories: Read about landowners who have succeeded in reaching their conservation goals with the help of NRCS conservation technical assistance and other programs. These stories can be searched by State, region, crop, conservation practice, and program.