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State Technical Committee

Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)

Established by the 1985 Food Security Act, the Nevada STAC provides recommendations to NRCS to carry out the conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.  Although the STAC has no implementation or enforcement authority, the committee's recommendations are given strong consideration by USDA.

The STAC provides advice and input to NRCS on many issues, including:

• 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 and 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

2017 Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Meeting

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2016 Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

2015 Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Local Work Groups

Local work groups are made up of people interested in agriculture and conservation, including farmers, ranchers, industry representatives, Tribal members, government officials, and agency staff. According to the National Association of Conservation Districts, the local conservation district should provide leadership in convening and organizing the local work group. The local work group is an important element of the locally led conservation way of doing business.

The locally led conservation effort is the foundation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) conservation program delivery process. The local work group supports the locally led conservation effort by coordinating USDA programs with other Federal, State, tribal, and local conservation programs to provide an integrated solution to addressing natural resource concerns.

If you have questions about the Nevada State Technical Advisory Committee, or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact:

Julie Malvitz, Assistant State Conservationist-Partnerships
Natural Resources Conservation Service
1365 Corporate Blvd.
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 857-8500 ext. 102

Or email your questions or membership request to:


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