Our Federal Partner
On April 27, 1935, Congress established the Soil Conservation Service, or SCS, in the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a federally led response to the Dust Bowl crisis. Over time the SCS had to adapt and tailor its services to changing agricultural conditions, congressional mandates and public concerns. In 1994, the name of the SCS was changed to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as a result of a federal agency reorganization act and to reflect the evolving scope of duties the agency is responsible for.
The role of the NRCS is to work cooperatively with conservation district staff and the agricultural community to conserve, maintain and enhance the quality of natural resources. The NRCS is our primary federal conservation partner. They provide us with technical assistance, in-kind services, personnel training opportunities, and practice standards that we use to help design and implement projects. More importantly, they provide valuable technical and financial assistance to private landowners interested in implementing conservation practices on their land. To learn more about NRCS programs go to http://www.nrcs.usda.gov or call the NRCS Wenatchee Field Office at (509) 664-9370.
NRCS Wenatchee Field Office Staff