Third Party Vendors in Conservation
By Douglas Helms and Patricia Lawrence
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through NRCS, has considerable history in working with organizations in the private and public sectors to assist in delivering conservation technical services to individuals and communities. Over the years, NRCS has used a variety of mechanisms to work with these technical service providers. This publication provides a historical overview of the relationship between NRCS and private contractors who perform conservation work.