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State Technical Committee

The California State Technical Committee is an advisory group coordinated by the State Conservationist to help organize and deliver Farm Bill related program benefits. General meetings are scheduled four times each year or announced for special program activities.

Subcommittees are organized to address current issues and details of various Farm Bill programs. Occasionally, ad hoc subcommittees may also be created to address special programs or as determined by the State Conservationist. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled to coincide with requirements for implementation of specific programs. The organization of the California State Technical Committee also includes a link to Local Work Groups. Through a locally led process, Local Work Groups also serve an advisory role and may participate in meetings.

Announcements

USDA NRCS INVITES YOU TO THE SPRING 2021
STATE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

MAY 12, 2021

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California invites you to a virtual State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on May 12, 2021 from 9 am to 12 pm. 

A calendar invitation with a link will be provided to those who RSVP.  Send RSVPs to Tony Prakash at tony.prakash@usda.gov.

This meeting will focus on developments in our technical conservation standards, which define our objectives and methods for getting conservation on the ground. We continue to have new opportunities through the 2018 Farm Bill as well as emerging issues in California that require input and cutting edge solutions.

Meeting topics include:

AGENDA

            • Carbon Farm Plan - Update

            • Easements - Prioritizing Regions for Future Easements

            • Farmed Wetlands for Wetland Conservation - Federal Register Update

            • EQIP Conservation Incentives Contracts - Overview & Priority Areas

            • CSP - Meeting CA Conservation Needs - Proposed New Enhancements

            • Groundwater Recharge - New Practice payment scenarios and eligible regions

            • Addressing Drought Resilience in FY21


Contact Information

RaeAnn Dubay, Program Manager
Phone: 530-792-5653
Email: RaeAnn.Dubay@usda.gov

 

 

Updated: 04/15/2021