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NCSS Communications Team


This team was established during the NCSS Strategic Plan Workshop in May 2016. It was charged with developing a communication plan for the NCSS and improving the online delivery of information. Since the workshop, the team has prepared a communication plan structured around short- and long-term goals. Currently, the team is working to expand the dissemination of NCSS-related news and information through GovDelivery. The team has adopted a logo for the NCSS and is developing a style guide. The newly adopted logo will be revealed at the NCSS National Conference in Boise, Idaho, in June 2017.

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  • Increase the visibility and branding of the NCSS
  • Utilize NCSS webpages as an “Online Clearinghouse” for information
  • Adopt GovDelivery as the official mailing list repository for the NCSS
  • Improve NCSS web content
  • Serve as points of contact for issues on NCSS communications
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Jennifer Mason, MLRA Soil Survey Office Leader, Clinton, Tennessee

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  • Cara Farr, Regional Soil Scientist, USFS, Portland, Oregon
  • Linda Greene, Public Affairs Specialist, NSSC, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Nicole Jacobsen, Manager of Scientific Consultation and Data Management, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, Washington
  • Paul McDaniel, Dept. Head and Professor, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
  • Jason Nemecek, State Soil Scientist, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Shawn Nield, State Soil Scientist, Boise, Idaho
  • Pam Thomas, Associate Director, Soil Survey Program, Washington, DC
  • Jim Thompson, Professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia