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Ecological Science

Ecological sites comprise a land classification system that describes vegetation, ecological potential, and ecosystem dynamics of land areas.  They are used to stratify the landscape and organize ecological information for the purpose of monitoring, assessment, and management. Ecological site descriptions and information are available from the NRCS Ecological Site Information System (ESIS).

B. Eblen Farm


The National Planning Procedures Handbook (NPPH) provides guidance on the conservation planning process used by NRCS and many of its partners for developing, implementing, and evaluating conservation plans for individuals, as well as area wide conservation plans. 


Kentucky NRCS Ecological Sciences Staff

Mark Ferguson State Resource Conservationist 859-224-7370
Tibor Horvath Nutrient Mgt. Specialist 859-224-7413
Casey Shrader State Biologist 859-224-7372
Randy Smallwood State Agronomist 859-224-7370
John Graham Soil Health Specialist 859-224-7438