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Massachusetts State Office

451 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-2934
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451 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-2934
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Welcome! The Massachusetts State Office in Amherst, Mass. is the state headquarters for NRCS operations in the Bay State. If you're a farmer or forestland owner looking for help, please contact your local NRCS field office at a USDA Service Center. There are seven field offices in Massachusetts.

Welcome to NRCS in Massachusetts!

Dan Wright, State Conservationist

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Massachusetts NRCS is led by the Dan Wright. Wright and his leadership team are headquartered in Amherst, Massachusetts. During his USDA career, he has enjoyed working with diverse agricultural crops and producers, building partnerships, and helping private landowners to conserve their land. He looks forward to continuing to support productive lands and a healthy environment while building and strengthening partnerships in Massachusetts. Wright emphasizes the importance of customer service and connecting with farmers one-on-one through employee engagement, stakeholder input, and partnerships. He is excited about developing technology and research and advances in management practices that address resource concerns.


Key Contacts

Dan Wright

State Conservationist

State Office Employee Directory

State Conservationist's Office
Name Position Phone Number Email
Dan Wright
State Conservationist
Rachael Phillips-Barnes
Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations
Holly Nemeth
Executive Assistant
Management and Strategy
Name Position Phone Number Email
Lisa Greenwood
Assistant State Conservationist for Management and Strategy
Nicholas Mulvaney
Financial Resources Specialist
William Peek
Business Services Specialist
Name Position Phone Number Email
Deron Davis
State Conservation Engineer
Manuel Díaz
Civil Engineer
William Breed
Civil Engineer
Griffin Pelaia
Civil Engineer
Xavier Rivera
Assistant State Conservation Engineer
Jesse Armfield
Geologist (New England)
Name Position Phone Number Email
John Loomis
Outreach Coordinator
Public Affairs
Name Position Phone Number Email
Zoraia De Jesus Barros
Public Affairs Specialist
Farm Bill Programs
Name Position Phone Number Email
Rita Thibodeau
Assistant State Conservationist for Programs / RCPP Coordinator
Natashia Sawabi
Natural Resource Specialist - Easements
Vince Snyder
State Program Specialist
Laura McPherson
Management and Program Analyst
Dylan Krupa
RCPP Coordinator
Jasper Cowley
Natural Resource Specialist - Easements
Ecological Sciences
Name Position Phone Number Email
Catherine MaGee
State Resource Conservationist
Michelle Cozine
Lisa Gilbert
Natural Resource Specialist / Business Tools Coordinator
Daniel Lenthall
Resource Conservationist
Kate Parsons
Resource Conservationist / Team Lead - Forest & Pastureland
Elizabeth Bazluke
GIS Specialist
Name Position Phone Number Email
Maggie Payne
State Soil Scientist (located in Wareham)
David Zimmermann
Resource Soil Scientist
Alexandra Conell
Soil, Water, Air, Plants, and Animals (SWAPA) Team - Report to ASTC-FO
Name Position Phone Number Email
Alexander Wu
Soil Conservationist
Michael Patnaude
Natural Resource Specialist
Michael Barry