Alaska State Technical Committee
The State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides recommendations for establishing technical guidelines and program criteria and priorities necessary to carry out conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.
Next STAC Meeting: Coming Soon (TBD)
Notes and Presentations from the previous STAC meeting:
STAC Meeting Agenda Nov. 2, 2022 (184.25 KB)
STAC Meeting Notes Nov. 2, 2022 (124.61 KB)
Presentation - NRCS Program Update (181.49 KB)
Presentation - Spruce Root Overview (5.65 MB)
The State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) provides recommendations for establishing technical guidelines and program criteria and priorities necessary to carry out conservation provisions of the Farm Bill. Although the State Technical Advisory Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations. The NRCS State Conservationist chairs the committee, and its members are composed of individuals and groups who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations including, soil, water, air, plants, wetlands, and wildlife. For more information on State Technical Committees see Title 440 Part 501 Subpart C. Roles and responsibilities include providing advice on issues such as:
- State program management policies and procedures
- Technical programmatic recommendations
- Statewide public information and outreach campaigns
- Identifying significant statewide natural resource concerns
- Guidelines for developing ranking criteria for evaluating applications
- Guidance on eligible conservation practices
- Technical guidance on conservation practices, including new, innovative practices
- Cost-share rates and incentive payment limits and methods of payment
- Identifying, monitoring, and analyzing performance indicators
- Evaluating and reporting program impacts on natural resources and the environment
- Coordinating with other Federal, State, Tribal and local public and private activities
The State Technical Committee usually meets three times a year, winter, spring and fall (no summer meeting). A notice for the next meeting will be sent to all members and previous meeting attendees via the NRCS Alaska Gov Delivery email subscription service. To receive a notice, sign up for the "Partner Updates" topic on Gov Delivery or contact Tracy Robillard, public affairs specialist at (907) 761-7749 or Tracy.Robillard@usda.gov.
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please make a request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities at least 48 hours before the meeting to Tracy Robillard (907) 761-7749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. Landowners are encouraged to attend.
If you would like to become a member of the Alaska State Technical Committee, contact Tracy Robillard (907) 761-7749 or email@example.com