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Louisiana State Technical Committee Meeting

Louisiana State Technical Committee

Welcome to the Louisiana State Technical Committee page

What is the State Technical Committee?

The Louisiana State Technical Committee (LASTC) is an advisory group coordinated by the Louisiana State Conservationist to help organize and deliver Farm Bill related program benefits. General meetings of the LASTC are scheduled two times each year or announced for special program activities.

Subcommittees of the LASTC are organized to address current issues and details of various Farm Bill programs. Occasionally, ad hoc subcommittees may also be created to address special programs or as determined by the Louisiana State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the Louisiana LASTC also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve an advisory role and may participate in LASTC meetings.

Louisiana State Technical Committee Members:

  • U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
  • U.S. fish and wildlife services
  • American Bird Conservancy
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Meraux Foundation
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Manomet
  • Louisiana Forestry Association
  • Duck’s Unlimited
  • Louisiana Geological Survey (LSU)
  • Miami Corporation
  • U.S. Farm Service Agency
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Sprout Nola
  • Southwest American Water Works Association
  • LSU AgCenter
  • Campti Field of Dreams
  • Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Grazing Lands Coalition
  • USA Rice
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • Louisiana Department of Ag and Forestry
  • Louisiana Office of Soil and Water Conservation
  • Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
  • National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
  • Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana
  • Healthy Gulf
  • Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association
  • Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
  • Quail Forever
  • U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • American Sugarcane League

The Spring State Technical Committee meeting determined the 2023 state priority resource concerns listed below:

  1. Animals - Terrestrial Habitat for Wildlife and Invertebrates
  2. Soil - Organic Matter Depletion
  3. Water - Inefficient Irrigation Water Use
  4. Plant - Plant Productivity and Health
  5. Soil - Classic Gulley
  6. Soil - Sheet and Rill
  7. Plants  -Plant Pest Pressure
  8. Water - Ponding and Flooding
  9. Animals - Feed and Forage Imbalance
  10. Animals - Inadequate Livestock Water Quantity, Quality and Distribution

LASTC Meetings and Minutes

The Louisiana State Technical Committee held meetings via teleconference/webinar from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm on the specified dates.

Where can I get more information on the Louisiana State Technical Committee?

Dana Schuff
State Resource Conservationist
Natural Resources Conservation Service
3737 Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
Phone: 318-473-7774