Montana State Technical Committee Meeting - July 2023
State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other USDA agencies on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation.
The next meeting of the State Technical Committee is scheduled for July 18, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. in Great Falls at the SpringHill Suites on 3rd St NW.
The agenda will be posted nearer to the event date. Contact Kyle Tackett, NRCS assistant state conservationist for partnerships, with any questions or to ask about documents to review before the meeting.
Learn more about the Montana State Technical Committee.
Now that the meeting is over, minutes are also posted below.
July 18, 2023
Kyle Tackett, NRCS Acting State Conservationist; Maureen Wicks, FSA State Executive Director
Justin Meissner, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist - Easements
1. Use of T-Storm map as a priority area boundary to help focus Wetland Reserve Easements in addition to the existing sage grouse question.
2. Add additional ranking/screening question for feasibility of restoring desired vegetative community and wetland/riparian ecological system as described in the Wetland Restoration Criteria and Guidelines.
Alex Dado, NRCS State Soil Scientist
Soil Relative Values for the land Evaluation and Site Assessment. These values are used for easement ranking and Conversion of Prime Farmland forms.
Kale Gullett, NRCS State Resource Conservationist, and Susan Tallman, NRCS State Agronomist
Revision of practice 328 Conservation Crop Rotation to increase residue remaining on crop fields.
Grazing subcommittee - payment schedule question