West National Technology Support Center
The WNTSC staff is made up of an interdisciplinary Technology Transfer and Assistance Team, and three special emphasis teams assigned to acquire and develop science-based technology. The special emphasis teams located at the West National Technology Support Center are Energy, Air Quality and Atmospheric Change, and Water Quality and Quantity.
Technology Transfer and Assistance Team
The Technology Transfer and Assistance Team consists of technical specialists of various disciplines responsible for providing direct technical assistance and technology transfer primarily to the thirteen western States and the Pacific Islands Area. Specialists from the Team serve as technical advisors to the West Region Technical consortia.
The West Region Technical Consortia collaborate on technical natural resource conservation matters. The technical consortia support the Natural Resources Conservation Service field staff, partners, and cooperators. The technical consortia members include state discipline leads and others. Each technical consortium has a chair, mentor, and technical advisor.
National Energy Team
The Energy Team develops and delivers information and technology that addresses energy conservation in agricultural systems, and natural resource issues related to the production, utilization, and management of renewable energy sources such as biofuels, solar, and wind.
National Air Quality and Atmospheric Change Team
The Air Quality and Atmospheric Change Technology Development Team works with NRCS specialists and policy makers, as well as other Federal, State, University, and private organizations to provide agricultural air quality technology and information to NRCS personnel, NRCS partners, and the public.
National Water Quality and Quantity Team
The Water Quality and Quantity Team develops and delivers cutting edge tools and training to address natural resource concerns related to hydrology and hydraulics, nutrient management, pest management, soil erosion, irrigation water management, agricultural drainage, salinity, and stream restoration.