The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides conservation
planning and technical assistance to clients (individuals, groups, and units of
government). these clients develop and implement plans to protect,
conserve, and enhance natural resources (soil, water, air, plants, and animals)
and to address their social and economic interests.
Technical guides are the primary technical references for NRCS. They contain
technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related
plant and animal resources. Technical guides used in each field office are
localized so that they apply specifically to the geographic area for which they
are prepared. These documents are referred to as Field Office Technical Guides (FOTGs).
Appropriate parts of the Field Office Technical Guides are automated as data
bases, computer programs, and other electronic-based materials such as those
included in these web based pages.
Provides high quality technical assistance on privately owned grazing lands
on a voluntary basis, and to increase the awareness of the importance of grazing
land resources. The GLCI is carried out through coalitions of individuals
and organizations functioning at the local, state, regional and national levels.
The coalitions are livestock producer organizations, scientific and
professional grazing resource organizations, conservation and environmental
groups, state and federal natural resource and agriculture agencies, and other
The Grazing Lands Technology
Institute (GLTI) provides technical excellence to the natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) and other appropriate customers in the acquisition,
development, coordination, and transfer of technology that meets the needs
of grazing land resources, landowners and managers, and the public.
A sustainable cropping system is an integral part of a complete farming
system of soil, water, air, plant, animal, and human resources. The New Mexico
Integrated Cropping Systems and Water Management Handbook, is intended to be
user friendly for use by planners with producers. NRCS provided training
for planners, partners and producers on “how-to” evaluate and understand
site-specific field conditions, including chemical, biological and physical.
A listing of all National Handbooks
A listing of all National Manuals
Provides guidance on comprehensive nutrient management planning.
Provides conservation planting materials and research
new varieties of plants for conservation.
Provides a single source of standardized
information about plants. PLANTS provides standardized plant names, symbols,
and other plant attribute information.
Provides updated information on the status, condition, and trends of land,
soil, water, and related resources on the nation's non-federal land.
Provides initial estimates of where conservation investments would best
address the concerns of landowners, conservation districts, and other community
organization and stakeholders.
Links provide both climate and snow data as well as other water related
resources available from NRCS.
Links provide water
quality resources available from NRCS and other agencies.