NRCS Hosts Mid-year Advisory Meeting

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is hosting a mid-year State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on May 5, 2016, to discuss programs, initiatives, and conservation issues. The meeting will be held at the Odd Fellows Hall in Davis from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The STAC provides recommendations to State Conservationist Carlos Suarez on implementation of NRCS conservation programs in California. Those interested in conservation on private lands are welcome to attend.

“California has a wide range of natural resource priorities in need of conservation planning, technical support and Farm Bill funding assistance,” said Suarez. “Ongoing input from attendees is critical to help us prioritize conservation needs throughout the state.”

The meeting’s agenda includes the following:

·A snapshot of 2016 program delivery

·A discussion about timely resource issues including groundwater recharge, biochar, and tree mortality

·Review of 2016 locally-led EQIP funding allocations

·Ongoing discussion on the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill

·And many more topics

The Odd Fellows Hall in Davis is located at 415 2nd Street. For more information on the meeting, contact Alan Forkey at (530) 792-5653. For more information on NRCS programs, visit

Since its inception in 1935, NRCS has worked in partnership with private landowners and a variety of local, state and federal conservation partners to deliver conservation based on specific, local needs.