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Technical Resources

The following items have been made available to assist with a variety of ecological and engineering issues. Please check back frequently as this page will be updated as more materials become available.

The following documents require Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word or WinZip

Many publications have been make available in a .PDF format.  Alternative text is not available for these publications as they can not be depicted in a narrative format. We apologize for any inconvenience. For any accessibility issues, please contact 509.323.2955.

These may be relatively large files and may take a while to download.  The best way to view them is to right mouse click on the file name and select “Save Target As” to copy the file to your computer before trying to open it.

Helpful Hints

eFOTG printing hints  (PDF;  36KB)
This helpful hint was developed to assist the user access and print documents from the eFOTG.

Garmin GPSmap 76    (PDF; 1.7 MB)
This guide simplifies the set-up and functions of the Garmin GPSmap 76 used for field data collection.


Bundled Construction and Material Specification Packages

Forest Roads  (DOC; 245KB)

Washington State Irrigation Guide  (2007)

The WA Irrigation Guide is a very large document. After you have used the "Save Target As" function as outlined above, it is recommended the 'bookmark' feature in Adobe Acrobat be used to quickly access specific sections of interest within the guide and appendix.

WA Irrigation Guide   (PDF; 5.3 MB)
WA Irrigation Guide Appendix A   (PDF; 16.5 MB)
WA Irrigation Guide Appendix B   (PDF; 2.5 MB)

  • Appendix A: Climatic Stations for Consumptive Use
  • Appendix B: Crop Irrigation Requirement (CIR) and Crop Consumptive Use (CU) West of the Cascades

The following Excel spreadsheet programs are part of the WA State Supplement to Chapter 10 of the WA Irrigation Guide.
They are designed to assist with documentation of IWM plans and should be downloaded for use, as above.

IWM - Center Pivot Plan; Software Program     (XLS; 429KB)
IWM - Solid Set / Wheel Line Plan; Software Program  (XLS; 80KB)

Plant Materials

Reed Canary Grass Management Guide: (PDF;  1.8MB)
Recommendations for Landowners an Restoration Specialists
This management guide contains very good information on the control of Reed Canary Grass (RCG) and on the restoration of sites dominated by RCG. This publication originates from Wisconsin so although most of the management and control advise is appropriate for our area many of the species recommended are not.

Palouse Prairie Restoration     (PDF;  74KB)
This brochure contains information about how to grow native grasses and wildflowers that were once more widespread and abundant in the Palouse.

Range and Pasture

Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health    (PDF; 5.7MB)


Estimating Soil Moisture by Feel and Appearance
Calculo de la Humedad del Suelo por Tacto y Apariencia

Resource Assessments

NRCS State Resource Assessment – This document provides an overview of the state’s natural resource concerns on private and tribal lands, as identified through the local work group process.  It includes the findings from the NRCS Tribal Resource Assessment.

NRCS State Resource Assessment Accomplishment Report - This document provides an overview of the state resource assessment accomplishments from 2012-2015. 

NRCS Tribal Resource Assessment – This document provides an overview of the natural resource concerns on tribal lands, as identified through the tribal local work group process.

NRCS Tribal Resource Assessment Accomplishment Report - This document provides an overview of the tribal resource assessment accomplishments from 2012-2015.