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Public Affairs & Outreach

Public Affairs & Outreach Roles and Responsibilities

The NRCS Public Affairs and Outreach office in Davis provides leadership and products to support agency outreach to the public and the media.


Through products, training, and consultation, the public affairs team informs, educates, coordinates, and communicates with the media and targeted audiences, to achieve understanding, acceptance and support of NRCS programs.

Some of our activities include:

  • Researching and producing news releases, brochures, briefing papers, background information, videos, slideshows, displays and other materials to assist public understanding of conservation programs and activities.
  • Developing and coordinating communications planning for programs and projects.
  • Developing conservation outreach materials that employees can use to serve targeted groups.
  • Working with conservation officials and partners to coordinate and implement public forums, meetings, press conferences, conservation tours and other events.

Public Affairs & Outreach Staff

Name Title Phone Number Email Address
Alyson Aquino Acting Public Affairs & Outreach Director (Livermore) (925) 453-3866, cell: (530) 620-5295
Jim Cairns Public Affairs Specialist (Davis) (530) 792-5693
Christine Chavez Outreach Coordinator (Davis) (530) 792-5695
Victor Hernandez Outreach Coordinator (Davis) (530) 792-5628


Updated: 05/05/2022