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Natural Resources Conservation Service Holds State Technical Meeting


NRCS Holding Open Meeting on Conservation Programs

PALMER, May 10, 2010 – The State Technical Committee will meet Wednesday May 26, at the NRCS state office conference room, located at 800 West Evergreen Avenue, Palmer. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at noon. Agenda items include an overview of 2010 NRCS administered Farm Bill programs and a presentation on the forest resources assessment and strategy by the Alaska Department of Forestry. State Technical Committee meetings are open to the public. Landowners are encouraged to attend.

NRCS provides products and services to enable people to be good stewards of the nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-federal lands. With the help of NRCS, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources.

The NRCS State Technical Committee provides advice on a number of issues within a variety of NRCS conservation programs. Although the State Technical Committee has no implementation or enforcement authority, USDA gives strong consideration to the Committee’s recommendations.

For information regarding NRCS technical service or program participation, contact your NRCS Field Office. The Alaska NRCS office phone numbers are: Aniak (907) 675-4578, Copper Center (907) 822-4484, Delta Junction (907) 895-4241, Dillingham (907) 842-3240, Fairbanks (907) 479-3159, Homer (907) 235-8177, Juneau (907) 586-7220, Kenai (907)283-8732, Kodiak (907) 486-5598, Nome (907) 443-6096, and Wasilla (907)373-6492. Contact information for the offices in Alaska is also available at www.ak.nrcs.usda.gov/contact/fieldoffices.html.

NRCS employees provide technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs. NRCS provides financial assistance for many conservation activities. Participation in programs is voluntary and non-regulatory.
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