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State Technical Committee

State Technical Committee (STTC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


OVERVIEW

State Technical Committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the implementation of the natural resources conservation provisions of Farm Bill legislation. Committees are intended to include members from a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural interests. Chaired by the NRCS State Conservationist in each State, these Committees are composed of representatives from Federal and State natural resource agencies, American Indian Tribes, agricultural and environmental organizations, and agricultural producers.

The Maine State Technical Committee meets quarterly to provide information, analysis, and recommendations to appropriate USDA officials, who strongly consider their advice.  Individuals or groups wanting to participate as members on a State Technical Committee may submit requests to the State Conservationist explaining their interest and relevant credentials.
 

The next State Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for June 15, 2021.

The previous State Technical Committee meeting was held March 16, 2021

Agenda


State Technical Committee Member List

What is the State Technical Committee?
State Technical Committee membership form
 

SPECIAL: JOINT MEMORANDUM FROM NRCS AND MAINE ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS - GUIDANCE FOR LOCAL WORKING GROUP AND STATE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS FY2021 REGARDING COVID-19
 

Maine NRCS Soil Health Strategy March 2021 (for comments)


PAST STTC MEETING MINUTES

 

SUBCOMMITTEES

Forestry Subcommittee

 

LOCAL WORKING GROUPS

Local Working Groups assist the USDA in matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs under Title II of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). The Local Working Group recommendations are provided to the State Technical Committee for review.

 

REINVIGORATING CONSERVATION PLANNING

“Reinvigorate Conservation Planning” seeks to implement goals and actions that support proven approaches, offer new tools, and expand training to enhance the ability of our workforce to deliver sound conservation planning assistance.

 

March 31, 2021