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Who We Are

What We Do - Helping People Help the Land

President Roosevelt signed the bill establishing the Soil Conservation Service on April 27, 1935. Now called the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we have a deeply held vision of a nation where the use of our natural resources is guided by a widely shared and heartfelt stewardship ethic.

Our approach starts with talking one-on-one with the landowner to understand their goals. We then apply science-based conservation practices to create a plan to fi x problems such as soil health, grazing capacity, water and wind erosion, wildlife preservation, and wetlands management.

We use the latest technologies such as water erosion modeling, precision mapping software, and other tools to provide practical solutions based on tested practices.

Our locally-based NRCS staff works directly with farmers, ranchers, and others, to provide technical and financial conservation assistance. Our guiding principles are service, partnership, and technical excellence.

Technical Assistance is Free

NRCS helps landowners develop conservation plans and provides advice on the design, layout, construction, management, operation, maintenance, and evaluation of the recommended, voluntary conservation practices. NRCS activities include farmland protection, upstream flood prevention, emergency watershed protection, urban conservation, and local community projects designed to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions.

NRCS conducts soil surveys, conservation needs assessments, and the National Resources Inventory to provide a basis for resource conservation planning activities and to provide an accurate assessment of the condition of the Nation’s private lands.

As the leading source of technology as it applies to natural resource conservation on private lands, NRCS develops technical guides and other Web-based tools to help enhance natural resource conservation efforts.

Kansas NRCS Factsheet – An Overview of What We’re Doing and How Much We’re Spending on Projects

This factsheet provides summarized information on what Kansas NRCS obligated on programs such EQIP, watershed projects, and information about the organization.

To Find Out How NRCS Can Help You

Please contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center, listed in phone directories under U.S. Government, or visit our Web site.