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NRCS California 4 Year Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2015-2018



Carlos Suarez



The California NRCS Strategic Plan captures the priorities identified by our employees, partners and customers to continue delivery of sound voluntary conservation of our California natural resources on private land.

The plan describes in detail our strategic goals, objectives and actions we will be undertaking in the next 4 years to address these priorities. It is a guiding document that will serve to shepherd the heart and soul of our agency and its 400-plus agency staff and partners.  In developing this guiding document, we took into consideration current and emerging natural resource issues and challenges that are a roadmap to addressing these strategic goals:

  •     Technical Competency
  •     Technical Credibility
  •     Quality of Operations
  •     Partnership Relationships
  •     Regulatory Engagement
  •     Emerging Resource Issues
  •     Program Delivery

These strategic goals take into consideration the sustainability of our natural resources and the resource concerns of water quality and quantity, air quality, and the health of cropland, forestland, grazing land and soil. The strategic goals also address developing and emerging challenges such as renewable energy, drought, and climate change.

In a time of limited resources, increase in environmental regulations and changes in the ecosystem, I have no doubt this strategic plan sets forth the path to continue the high level of natural resources conservation our farmers and ranchers deserve in order to continue being excellent stewards of the land while also meeting the needs of our employees that serve them. 

Carlos Suarez
State Conservationist


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