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STC Meeting minutes 12-07-2011

The Massachusetts NRCS State Technical Committee met on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, at the Doyle Center, 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA. This committee serves in an advisory capacity on technical matters related to NRCS programs. The meeting was open to the public.

The agenda and minutes of the meeting are below.


  • State Conservationist’s comments on budget and outlook
  • Review of minutes from the May 2011 meeting (attached)
  • Farm Bill Program 2012
    • Funding
    •   Initiatives
    • Regional Equity
  • Reports from Local Working Groups
  • Easement Programs – WRP/FRPP/GRP
  • Statewide Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – discussion


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Meeting announcement
General meeting presentation
Climate Change and Vulnerabilities presentation
Local Working Groups presentation
Forestry sub-committee report
Outreach sub-committee report
Massachusetts Strategic Communication Plan FY2011
Massachusetts Completed Communication Projects FY2011