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State Technical Committee

What is the State Technical Committee?

The State Technical Committee (STC) provides information, analysis and recommendations on a wide variety of policy issues to NRCS. Although State Technical Committees have no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the committee's recommendations.

What does the STC do?

The State Technical Committee recommends criteria and guidelines for agricultural and nonindustrial private forest land producers regarding new and existing conservation programs and initiatives. See STC Roles.

Who are the members of the Rhode Island State Technical Committee?

When does the State Technical Committee meet?

The STC meetings are generally held in the large conference room at the USDA Service Center located at 60 Quaker Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island. Directions to the State Office.

How can I get a copy of the meeting minutes from STC meetings?

What are the rules that govern the STC?

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How can I become a member? 

Individuals or groups wanting to become a member of the State Technical Committee within Rhode Island may submit to the State Conservationist a request that explains their credentials for becoming a member of the State Technical Committee. Decisions of the State Conservationist concerning membership on the committee are final and not appealable. The State Conservationist will respond to requests for State Technical Committee membership in writing within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 60 days.

For more information about the STC and its role, contact Chris Modisette at

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