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Washington State Technical Advisory Committee meetings were conducted via teleconference/webinar (unless otherwise specified) from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm on the following dates:

  • November 4, 2021
  • January 6, 2022
  • April 21, 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • October 20, 2022

Access draft NRCS practice standards available for comment.

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Materials for Local Work Group meetings:

SRA / LWG Process Overview (PPTX; 1.2MB)
LWG "Package" Worksheets (XLXS; 144KB)

Meeting Materials


Meeting Date Agendas and Minutes Meeting Materials and Presentations

April 21, 2022


• Soil Carbon Amendment
• Wetland Restoration Criteria & Guidelines

Nov. 4, 2021 Agenda

• Clear 30 Rates
• BPC and CIC Presentation

Local Working Group Documents
• FY2021 Summary
• Local Projects
• State Initiaties
• Fund Pool (RC Weighted Allocation)
• Fund Pool (RC Allocation Range)
• Fund Pool Summary

July 29, 2021 Agenda
• CRP Presentation
• CRP-924 Notice
• CRP-934 Notice
• Discovery Farms Overview
• Discovery Farms Factsheet
• STAC Presentation
• Washington Air Quality Zone
• Washington State Conservation Priority Area
NRCS-WA Drought Assistance Presentation
WWQ Survey Results
March 25, 2021 Agenda
• EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts
• FY18-21 CSP Geographic Priority Zones
• Conservation Incentive Contracts Info
• Proposed FY22 CSP Geographic Priority Areas
• NRCS Complementing WaterSMART Programs
• Conservation Compliance Final Rule
• CIC Groundwater Fund Pool Area
• CIC Wind Erosion Fund Pool Area
• STAC CRP Update
• STAC SRA Update
• WA Air Quality Tech Note #3 Carbon
Carbon Farming Presentation
Jan. 21, 2021 Agenda
• Conservation practice standards update
• FY21 WA ACEP ALE GSS Program Agreements Ranking Pools
• FY21 WA ACEP ALE General Program Agreements Ranking Pools
FY21 WA ACEP-ALE Statewide Screening Tool
• FY21 WA ACEP ALE GSS Sage Grouse Program Agreements Ranking Pools
• FY17 WA Parcel Eligibility and Ranking Form Example
• Exhibit B of National Instruction 440-310 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Ranking Guidance
• Proposed FY22 EQIP fund pool
• CRP Cons Practice Standard Update 2021
• Statewide NAQI Forest Particulate Matter Map
• Statewide NAQI Cropland Particulate Matter (PM10) Map
• Statewide NAQI Cropland Particulate Matter (PM25) Map

October 22, 2020


• STAC Presentation
• Wildlife Subcommittee Update

June 18, 2020


• FY20 EQIP Fund Pools
• FY20 EQIP Fund Pool Selection Total

• NRCS Camp- Fact Sheet
• Talking Points - DCs to Partners - For States to Modify
• Washington Priority Resource Concerns Report
• DRAFT-2020 Resource Concerns ALL
• Draft FY21 Top10 90% Payment Practices
• DNR Forest Action Plan_PPT_JUNE 2020
• AFT_FUT_SoS_Executive Summary
• AFT Washington_Policy
• AFT Washington_Spatial
• WA State Soil Health Strategy 2020-2025
• TN 190 NM 1-Effects of Diet and Feeding Mgt on Nutrient Content of Manure
• TN 190 NM 5-Feed and Animal Mgt for Dairy Cattle
• WA SAFE Proposed Revisions

March 26, 2020 Agenda

• WA State and Private Forestry Fact Sheet
CTA Long Version PPT
FINAL forest action plan handout
Forest Action Plan_PPT_STAC_Jan 2020
Local Working Group Tool and Fund Pool
NRCS CAMP Fact Sheet
FY20 National Air Quality Initiative SRA maps
Draft FY21 Top10 90% Payment practices
FY20 EQIP Fund Pools
NRCS Resource Concern list and planning criteria 10-2019
FY20 National Air Quality Initiative SRA maps
Session Notes Teleconference March 26, 2020

January 23, 2020



Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) PPT
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) PPT
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) PPT
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Sage Grouse PPT
Source Water PPT
Local Working Group (LWG) Tool and Fund Pool PDF
10 Practices at 90 Percent PPT
Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) PPT
Conservation Assessment and Ranking Tool (CART) PPT
CART Fact Sheet
TSP Recruitment

October 25, 2018


July 26, 2018



March 14, 2018


December 5, 2017











2019 ALE Ranking
2019 GARP
2019 Grazing Rights - ACEP


WA 2018 GARC document STAC review
STAC Dec 2017 FDF presentation
RCPP WA Project Summary Stats 2017
RCPP Project Summary 2017
Emergency Forest Restoration Program

Draft Tribal FDF Screen Tool FY2018
Draft Tribal FDF Ranking Criteria Guidance FY2018
Draft West FDF Screen Tool FY2018
Draft West FDF Ranking Criteria Guidance FY2018
Draft Central FDF Screen Tool FY2018
Draft Central FDF Ranking Criteria Guidance FY2018
Draft East FDF Screen Tool FY2018
Draft East FDF Ranking Criteria Guidance FY2018
2018 ACEP ALE Parcel Eligibility and Ranking Worksheet

SRA Presentation (to be added soon)
Department of Fish & Wildlife meeting hand outs:
     AFWA Policy Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill
     Fact Sheet Funded - SW WA NIPF RCPP
     WDFW Report for WACD 2017
     WDFW STAC Comments NRCS FDF Westside Screening Tool
     Wildlife Private Lands Bios Map

August 24, 2017


May 2017 Minutes  
November 22, 2016



CRP Rev 5 Amend 26
FY 17 ACEP ALE Subcommittee Recommendations
Program Obligation Timelines (WA 300-16-05)
Implementation Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) Policy (WA 300-17-02)
WLFW Final Proposal Map

September 27, 2016



Summary of Statutory Changes my by the 2014 Farm Bill
WA300-16-xx Program Timeline FY17
NHCP Notice 164
WA 2017 GARC Document
Working Effectively NEDC
CRP Mid-Contract Management

Work Lands for Wildlife Proposals (National Bulletin 190-16-23)
WA State University Receives USDA Grants for Agricultural Innovation
SRC Nationalizing CPS Update
  CSP What New fact sheet
  CSP 2017 STAC Presentation
  Targeted Resource Concerns by Fund Pool
  FY16 CSP Geographic Priority Areas WA
  FY16 WA Priority Resource Concerns
  CSP Develop Local Ranking questions for AERT (National Bulletin 300-16-19)
     Attachment A - CSP Develop Local Ranking questions for AERT (National Bulletin 300-16-19)
     Attachment B - CSP Develop Local Ranking questions for AERT (National Bulletin 300-16-19)
FY 17 EQIP Timeline

May 24, 2016


EQIP Interim Regs
Conservation Practice Standards

CRP Acceptance Chart


March 22, 2016


LWG Summary 2016
LWG Summary 2016 National Initiative
LWG Summary 2016 State Initiative
Combine STAC & WATCAC Meetings

Future Directions Funds Roll Out
Future Directions STAC Topic Form
National Handbook of Conservation Practices Update
Roll Out Strategy Options Draft for STAC & WATCAC
Solicit STAC Summary
2014 to 2016 RCPP PAS Map
2016 JCLRP PAS Map
CIG NHQ Press Release
Joint Chiefs PR FY16-Draft
National Water Quality Initiative 2016 Sign Up
New Opportunities
Olympia Oyster Restoration

RCPP FY 17 Press Release

January 26, 2016



ESA Basics Overview
PHS Riparian CC
WA Minimal Effects
Wildfire Initiative Press Release
Conservation Practice Updates

November 24, 2015



2016 ALEP Template
Washington 2016 GARC document STAC Review
FY2016 ACEP ALE Parcel Eligibility and Ranking Worksheet (DRAFT)
Air Quality Initiative
WDFW Sage Grouse Conservation Factsheet

Sage Grouse Recovery Brochure
Information Email from Mike Kuttel
WA SVAP 2 Field Data Sheet
Strategy for Working Land Buffers (DRAFT)
FY16 Buffer Guidance State Bulletin (DRAFT)
Copy of Tech Note Bio14

Copy of Resource Concerns Checklist (DRAFT)

September 22, 2015



CRP Grassland Guidance
FY 2016 FS NRCS Joint Chiefs Proposal Solicitation Letter
Fire Recovery Assistance from USDA
2015 Emergency Counties
Carlton Fire Information Sheet

July 28, 2015



EPA Waters of the US Fact sheet final rule
Proposed State CPA Existing Wildlife Zones
State CPA Wildlife

March 24, 2015

Agenda (DOCX; 15 KB)

Minutes (PDF; 278 KB)

CDSI Cropland Checklist
Federal Register example
NCP Notice 157
NCP Notice 158
NCP Notice 159
NCP Notice 160
NCP Notice of Standard topic form
State Ranking Questions
State Ranking Questions topic form
Farmed Smart
Forest Action Plan
2016 RCPP Priority Resource Concerns
2016 RCPP topic form
AECEP Manuel Discussion
Easement Subcommittee topic form
Sage Grouse Initiative
Land Use Checklist topic form
LWG Meetings topic form
National Air Quality Initiative topic form
SRA Update topic form
Technical Note updates topic form

January 27, 2015 Agenda (DOCX; 86.5KB)
Meeting Minutes (DOXC; 24KB)

FY 16 NRCS LWG Data Collection Tool Instructions (PFD; 158KB)
LWG Treatment Acres (PDF; 195KB)
Master LWG Presentation (PPT; 12,040KB)
LWG Kickoff Meeting (DOCX; 64KB)
2016 LWG Data Collection Tool Template Final (Excel; 547KB)
STAC LWG eDirectives (PDF; 141KB)
Kickoff Allocations ECT AWF (PPT; 63KB)

September 23, 2014 Agenda (DOCX; 17KB)
Meeting Minutes (DOCX; 31KB)

eFOTG Subpart A - Policies and Procedures (PDF; 128KB)
GSS Map 1 (PDF; 1.7MKB)
GSS Map 2 (PDF; 1.8MB)
GSS Map 3 (PDF; 2MB)
Sentinel Lands Map (JPG; 1MB)
STAC Future Direction Proposal (DOCX21KB)
STGC Membership (PDF; 182KB)
STGC Roles and Responsibilities (PDF; 48KB)

Regional Conservation Partnership Program Docs

RCPP Update (DOCX; 23KB)
RCPP total state applications letter (PNG; 656KB)
RCPP Overview Total RCPP CCA applications (PNG; 876KB)
RCPP Total National Applications (PNG; 598KB)

August 5, 2014 Agenda (PDF; 63KB)
Meeting Minutes (PDF; 87KB)

Copy of State Ranking Questions (PDF; 25KB)
Percent Summary by LWG A (PDF; 15KB)
Percent Summary by LWG B (PDF; 12KB)
Percent Summary by LWG C (PDF; 59KB)
RCPP State Plan (PDF; 121KB)
LWG July 2014 Summary (PDF; 179KB)
WATCAC July 2014 Summary (PDF; 118KB)

May 13, 2014 Agenda (DOCX; 20KB) NRCS Conservation Planning Presentation (PPTX; 4.1MB)
January 28, 2014 Agenda (DOCX; 858KB)

Local Working Group (LWG) Information

590 Fact Sheet - 2009 vs. 2014 (PDF, 600KB)
590 Standard - December 2013 (PDF; 95KB)
Conservation Buffers Design Guidelines (PDF; 2.2MB)
CSP 2013 WA Priority Resource Concerns (PDF; 151KB)

FRPP Washington Ranking Sheet 2014 (PDF; 93KB)
CSP Geographic Priority Areas 2013 (PDF; 591KB)
GM 440 Part 501 - State Technical Committees (PDF; 145KB)
GM 450 Part 401 Technical Guides (PDF; 205KB)
GM 450 Part 405 Compliance with Laws and Regulations (PDF; 96 KB)
STAC Subcommittee Roles and Responsibilities (DOCX; 34KB)
Letters to Hold Biological Tech Note 14 (PDF; 1.9MB
Resource Concerns Cropland Checklist (PDF; 327KB)
Washington GARC Document Draft - 2014 (PDF; 1.3MB)

November 19, 2013

Agenda (DOCX; 18 KB)

Minutes (DOCX; 30KB)


Local Working Group (LWG) Information

590 Fact Sheet - 2009 vs. 2014 (PDF, 600KB)
Screening Tool FY14 WA NRCS EQIP (DOCX, 22 KB)
NRCS Practice Standard  Presentation (PPTX, 392 KB)
LWG Percent Rep (PDF, 14 KB)
LWG Percent Rep by Land Use - Range (PDF, 14 KB)
LWG Percent Rep by Land Use - Pasture (PDF, 14 KB)
LWG Percent Rep by Land Use - Other (PDF, 14 KB)
LWG Percent Rep by Land Use - Forest (PDF, 14 KB)
LWG Percent Rep by Land Use - Crop (PDF, 14 KB)
FRPP Washington Ranking Sheet (Draft) (DOCX, 31 KB)
300-2014-X Attachment 1 Program Timeline (XLSX, 21 KB)
LWG FY 2014 Summary Reports (ZIP, 172 KB)

July 24, 2013

Agenda (DOCX; 19 KB)

Minutes (PDF; 120KB) 

Local Working Group (LWG) Information

LWG Kickoff Presentation (PPTX; 2.4MB)
LWG Selected Practice Standards FY13 (PDF; 150KB)
LWG Percent Allocated by Resource Concern (PDF; 10KB)

LWG Treatment Acres by Resource Concern (PDF; 10KB)
LWG Resource Concern Summary Report FY13 (PDF; 26KB)
Planning for FY15 Presentation (PPTX; 118KB)
Easement Program FY13 (DOCX; 16KB)
Programs Update FY13 (XLSX; 32KB)
LWG Report (PDF; 337KB)
P Index Changes (DOCX; 16KB)
Notice 157 (PDF; 48KB)
Draft 590 Practice Standard (DOCX; 83KB)

March 26, 2013 Agenda (DOC; 14KB) 590 Talking Points STAC (DOC; 20KB)
CDSI Cropland Checklist (PDF; 383KB)
CDSI Farmstead Checklist (PDF; 308KB)
CDSI Forest Checklist (PDF; 302KB)
CDSI Landscape Checklist (PDF; 171KB)
CDSI Pasture Checklist (PDF; 312KB)
CDSI Range Checklist (PDF; 298KB)
Conservation Planning FY14 Presentation (PPTX; 5.5MB)
January 22, 2013 Agenda (DOC; 34KB)
Minutes (DOC; 24KB)
October 25, 2012 Agenda (DOC; 29KB)
Minutes (PDF; 124KB)
FRPP Ranking Criteria (PDF; 227KB)
FRPP Ranking Criteria Tool (XLSX; 38KB)
Standard 329 Roller-Harrow White Paper (DOC; 18KB)
Fiscal Year 2013 Geographic Area Rate Caps (GARCs) (PDF; 157KB)
Washington FY2013 GRP Easement Compensation document (PDF; 37KB)
Washington State NWQI Request for Projects (DOC; 48KB)
NWQI Watershed Data (XLSX; 66KB)
EQIP Presentation (PPT; 4.5MB)
Improving Investments in Ecosystem Services Presentation (PPTX; 4.4MB)
Easement Compensation Procedure for FY2013 GRP Agreements (DOC; 73KB)
WRP Plan Actions and Timeline Updated 10-15-2012 (DOC; 19KB)
Easement Compensation Procedure for FY2013 WRP Applications (PDF; 157KB)
Screening Tool for EQIP PSSRP (PDF; 92KB)
PSSRP Summary Graphs and Typical Photos (DOC; 3.8MB)
Washington Program Obligation Deadlines for FY 2013 (XLXS; 20KB)
Screening Tool for FY13 EQIP (DOC; 15KB)
Salmon Recovery Lead Entity Contact List
July 24, 2012 Agenda (DOC; 19KB) CDSI Land Use Changes
Checklist of Resource Concerns
Proposed Forest Health Hazard Warning (Eastern Okanogan and Ferry Counties)
Proposed Forest Health Hazard Warning (Klickitat and Yakima Counties)
May 22, 2012 Agenda  (DOC; 19KB)
Minutes (DOC; 24KB)
Topic Form - NM Sub-committee Update  (DOC; 12KB)
White Paper - 329 Standard  (DOC; 18KB)
WACD Position Paper - Wolf  (DOC; 42KB)
Fish Barrier Factsheet  (PDF; 609KB)
Waste Storage Factsheet  (PDF; 614KB)
PSSRP News release
Initiatives and Partnerships for Which STAC Input is Sought
March 27, 2012 Agenda  (DOC; 90KB)
Minutes  (DOC; 24KB)
2012 WQI 303d Listings and 10 & 12-digit Hydrologic Units
Central Area (Yakima River) - Map  (PDF; 5.5MB)
East Area (South Fork Palouse River) - Map  (PDF; 3.2MB)
West Area (Chehalis) - Map  (PDF;2.5MB)
West Area (Nooksak) - Map  (PDF; 1.7MB)
February 3, 2012 Agenda  (DOC; 90KB)
Minutes  (DOC; 24KB)
Connecting LWG Priorities to the State Resource Concerns  (PDF; 54KB)
FY11 Resource Concerns Summary  (PDF; 12KB)
State Resource Assessment  (SRA)  (PPTX; 7.3MB)
January 23, 2012
Special Session
Agenda (PDF; 21KB) Washington Irrigation Guide (WIG)
Idaho State Consumptive Use Rates
WIG FAQ draft  (DOCX; 25KB)
WSU WIG Presentation  (PDF; 3.8MB)
November 22, 2011 Agenda  (DOC; 26KB)
Minutes  (DOC; 23KB)
2012 National EQIP Initiatives  (PDF; 967KB)
Changes to 2012 EQIP  (PDF; 884KB)
WSP Agreement  (PDF; 1.2MB)
WREP Pilot map  (JPG; 152KB)
Forestry MOU draft  (PDF; 88KB)
September 2011 Meeting
- Cancelled

Past STAC meeting materials

2020 NRCS Informational Session
Information Packet (PDF)


Nick Vira
State Partnership Liaison
Natural Resources Conservation Service
1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Suite D
Olympia, WA  98512-5607
Phone: 360.704.7758