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NRCS Colorado Technical Resources - Ecological Sciences

The Ecological Sciences are comprised of multiple disciplines. Colorado Ecological Sciences Staff are responsible for ensuring the latest scientific technology and technical information and data are integrated into the Agency's conservation programs and activities. More information about ECS can be found on the National NRCS Website.


The application of soil and plant sciences to soil management and crop production.


Integrating fish and wildlife resources into the conservation planning process.

Cultural Resources

Evidence of past human activity, which may include pioneer homes, buildings, or old homes.

Forestry and Agroforestry

The development and application of forestry and agroforestry technologies achieve sustainable land-use systems.


Integrating disciplines to develop programs and technology that address complex natural resource issues.

Irrigation Water Management

IWM Specialists promote water conservation by providing expertise in the areas of water management and modern technology that support the efficient use of irrigation.

Plant Materials

Scientists who work with Plant Materials seek out plants to help solve natural resource problems and test their performance.


Providing the development and technology transfer of structural and management practices that affect rangelands in Colorado.

State Resource Conservationist

Eugene Backhaus
State Resource Conservationist
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426