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Ecological Science

NRCS' Ecological Sciences guides the technical assistance and programs we deliver to you. Ecological Sciences maintains the National Planning Procedures Handbook and the Field Office Technical Guide, as well as individual discipline manuals and handbooks used in conservation planning and technical assistance. We ensure conservation planning meets agency standards, addresses quality criteria for soil, water, air, plants and animals, social and economic considerations are addressed, environmental and cultural resource laws are observed and agency and partner staff are trained to perform these functions. 

Our multidisciplinary team includes an agronomist, agricultural economist, wildlife biologist, GIS specialists, plant materials specialist, cultural resource specialist, range management specialist, plant materials center manager and wetland specialist.