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Nevada State Office

C. Clifton Young Federal Building
300 Booth Street, Room 2070
Reno, NV 89509
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300 Booth Street, Room 2070
Reno, NV 89509
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NRCS Nevada State Office

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Heidi Ramsey, State Conservationist

Heidi Ramsey is the NRCS Nevada state conservationist, headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Ramsey began her career with NRCS in 2009 as a student intern in Española, New Mexico. She later served as a rangeland management specialist in Susanville, California; district conservationist in Holden, Massachusetts; Western Governors’ Association liaison and Watershed Programs manager based in Denver, Colorado; and assistant state conservationist for field operations in Red Bluff, California. Ramsey has served in numerous detail capacities at the local, state, national, and departmental levels. Her most recent detail in 2022 was serving as the National Drought Resilience Partnership executive officer. Prior to Federal service, Ramsey spent over a decade in the private sector specializing in both business marketing and customer service.

Heidi received her Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Resource Science from Cal Poly Humboldt, in California, and her Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors’ University in Utah. Ramsey belongs to and participates in many professional organizations including Women in NRCS (WiN), the National Organization of Professional Hispanic NRCS Employees (NOPHNRCSE), Society for Range Management, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. 

Ramsey is at home in the wide-open spaces of the West. She is from California and her family’s cattle ranch was near Wells, Nevada. She enjoys spending time outdoors watching wildlife, hiking, and botanizing when given the chance. 

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Employee Directory - ASTC = Assistant State Conservationist

State Conservationist Office
Name Position Phone Number Email
Heidi Ramsey
State Conservationist
Maggie Sandeen
Executive Assistant
Name Position Phone Number Email
Ariel (Ari) DeLara
Paulette Balliette
Resource Conservationist
Trina Johnson
Resource Conservationist
Management and Strategy
Name Position Phone Number Email
LaKeisha Barber
ASTC-Management and Strategy
Mani Gomez
Financial Resource Specialist
Sierra Jiron
Administrative Assistant
Michelle Collins
Business Services Specialist
Name Position Phone Number Email
Chris Rose
John George
American Indian Liaison (*Based in the Elko Service Center)
Ken Sowers
Outreach Coordinator
Rachel Larue
State Public Affairs Specialist
Dan Locke
Administrative Assistant (Engineering, Partnerships, Soils)
Resource Technology
Name Position Phone Number Email
Jim Gifford
State Resource Conservationist
Angela Mushrush
State Rangeland Management Specialist
Todd Allai
State Wildlife Biologist
Charles (Pete) Armitage
Allen Moody
State Agronomist
Rachel Bolger
GIS Specialist
Christie Scilacci
Resource Conservationist (based in Lovelock office)
Field Operations
Name Position Phone Number Email
Cory Lytle
ASTC - Field Operations
Jarrod Edmunds
Area Resource Conservationist
Area Resource Conservationist
Rebecca Powell
Administrative Specialist (Based in the Elko Service Center)
Dave Doughty
Civil Engineer
Name Position Phone Number Email
Dave Doughty
Acting State Engineer
Mark Martini
Watershed Project Engineer
Adam Porath
Name Position Phone Number Email
James Komar
State Soil Scientist
Resource Soil Scientist
Resource Soil Scientist
Jeff Anderson
State Hydrologist
Information Technology
Name Position Phone Number Email
Sam Liu
Information Technology Specialist
Peter Swedberg
CEC IT Specialist
FPAC Business Center
Name Position Phone Number Email
Margarita Liebel
Contracting Officer
Daniel Gilbert
Purchasing Agent
Soil Science and Resource Assessment, Outcomes Team
Name Position Phone Number Email
Thad Heater
Sage Grouse Initiative Coordinator