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State Technical Committee

Purpose

The State Technical Committee provides recommendations for establishing technical guidelines and program criteria and priorities necessary to carry out conservation provisions of the Farm Bill. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations. The NRCS State Conservationist chairs the committee and its members are composed of individuals and groups who represent a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations including, soil, water, air, plants, wetlands, and wildlife. For more information on State Technical Committees see Title 440 Part 501 Subpart C. Roles and responsibilities include providing advice on issues such as:

  • State program management policies and procedures
  • Technical programmatic recommendations
  • Statewide public information and outreach campaigns
  • Identifying significant statewide natural resource concerns
  • Guidelines for developing ranking criteria for evaluating applications
  • Guidance on eligible conservation practices
  • Technical guidance on conservation practices, including new, innovative practices
  • Cost-share rates and incentive payment limits and methods of payment
  • Identifying, monitoring, and analyzing performance indicators
  • Evaluating and reporting program impacts on natural resources and the environment
  • Coordinating with other Federal, State, Tribal and local public and private activities

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Presentation: Local Work Groups and State Technical Committees (PDF)

 

Public Notice

The State Technical Committee usually meets twice a year. A notice for the next meeting will be sent to all members and previous meeting attendees. To receive a notice contact Executive Assistance Dee Covalt at the Alaska NRCS State Office at (907) 761-7747 or phillma.covalt@ak.usda.gov.

State Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. Landowners are encouraged to attend.
 

Membership

If you would like to become a member of the Alaska State Technical Committee, contact Executive Assistance Dee Covalt at the Alaska NRCS State Office at (907) 761-7747 or phillma.covalt@ak.usda.gov.

Membership List
 

Meeting Notes

All notes and announcements related to the Alaska State Technical Committee meetings are now electronic. To be added to the electronic contact list, contact Executive Assistance Dee Covalt at the Alaska NRCS State Office at (907) 761-7747 or phillma.covalt@ak.usda.gov.

Nov 2017 Meeting Notes
May 2017 Meeting Notes
May 2016 Meeting Notes
June 2015 Meeting Notes
November 2014 Meeting Notes
December 2013 Meeting Notes
May 2013 Meeting Notes
May 2012 Meeting Notes
November 2011 Meeting Notes
May 2011 Meeting Notes
October 2010 Meeting Notes
May 2010 Meeting Notes