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State Technical Committee

Maryland State Technical Committee meeting

Per section 1446 of the 1990 Farm Bill, the Maryland USDA established a technical committee to provide advice for technical considerations and technical guidelines necessary to implement conservation provisions of USDA legislation. The committee also helps assure that Civil Rights requirements in Program Delivery are met. The NRCS State Conservationist chairs the committee.

Additionally, the State Technical Committee provides recommendations on a number of issues within a variety of conservation programs. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee's recommendations.

State Technical Committee meetings are conducted as an open discussion among members. The public is invited to attend. Individuals participating in the meetings have the opportunity to address the committee and present their opinions and recommendations. The State Conservationist may assemble certain members into subcommittees to discuss, examine, and focus on a particular technical or programmatic topic. The subcommittees will report back during a State Technical Committee meeting. All recommendations will be considered in a public meeting.

Technical Committees are composed of individuals and groups who represent a diverse group with interests in a variety of natural resource sciences and occupations, including the following:

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Air
  • Plants
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife
  • Agricultural Community
  • Environmental Community

For a list of current members,  select the State Technical Committees members (xlxs; 11.2KB)

Maryland STC meetings are held twice a year at the Maryland NRCS State Office located at 339 Busch's Frontage Road, Suite 205, Annapolis, Maryland 21409. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for November 28, 2018.

Contact Information

Genevieve Lister
State Public Affairs Officer