The National Soil Health and Sustainability Team located at NRCS' East National Technology Support Center in Greensboro, NC, specializes in technology transfer and training to improve soil health, productivity, and air and water quality. The interdisciplinary staff conducts soil health training for NRCS employees, conservation partners, farm groups, and producers; develops educational materials and demonstrations to highlight conservation practices that improve soil health; and works with state soil quality/soil health specialists to incorporate soil health concepts into conservation planning and programs. This staff coordinates and instructs "Soil Health and Sustainability for Field Staff" for NRCS employees as offered by the National Employee Development Center (NRCS-NEDC-000050).
National Soil Health and Sustainability Team
East National Technology Support Center
2901 East Lee Street, Suite 2100
Greensboro, NC 27401-4901
National Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch
The National Soil Quality and Ecosystems Branch located at NRCS' National Soil Survey Center in Lincoln, NE, specializes in technology development and technical assistance for soil quality assessment and inventory. The interdisciplinary staff develops new tools and decision support aids for assessment; interpretations of dynamic soil properties; standards for inventory; new methods for field recording; as well as innovative data storage and retrieval systems. This staff offers training and assistance for in-field soil quality assessment, dynamic soil properties inventory, ecological site description (ESD) development and related topics upon request.