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Highlights of NRCS International Programs

NRCS International Activities Summary

  • Salvador Salinas, State Conservationist, Temple, Texas, and Rafael Guerrero, Director, Central National Technology Support Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, will attend the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Conservation Meeting.  The conference will be held in Monterrey, Mexico, May 11 – 13.
  • Thomas Reinsch, National Leader, World Soil Resources, Soil Science Division, Beltsville, Maryland, will attend the Fourth Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership which will be held in Rome, Italy, May 21 – 26.  Thomas will represent the U.S. as a focal point for the North America Regional Soil Partnership.
  • Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist, Davis, California, will assist the California Department of Food and Agriculture on a mission to Tel Aviv, Israel, to further the application of climate-smart technologies.  The effort will focus on the application and policies of climate-smart agriculture as it relates to water conservation.  Dates of travel are June 17 – 24.
  • Sid Brantly, National Grazing Lands Ecologist, Ecological Sciences Division, Washington, D.C., and Ken Spaeth, Rangeland Hydrologist, Central National Technology Support Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, will conduct workshops at the International Rangeland Congress.  Sid’s workshop will be on rangeland health and ecological site descriptions and Ken’s on the use of the Rangeland Hydrology Erosion Model. The workshops will be held in Kamloops, Canada, July 15 – 23.