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NRCS Holding Open Meeting on Conservation Programs


PALMER, Oct. 8, 2010 – The State Technical Committee will meet Thursday October 28, at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (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 a review of the NRCS administered Farm Bill programs in fiscal year 2010, a report of the application process for 2011, and an announcement of the In-State Conservation Innovation Grant winners. 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, and improve their natural resources.

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

For more information contact Acting State Resource Conservationist, Scott Crockett at (907) 761-7746 or by email at scott.crockett@ak.usda.gov.

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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