Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change. NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the resources that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems. NRCS experts from many disciplines come together to help landowners conserve natural resources in efficient, smart and sustainable ways. NRCS works with individual farmers and ranchers, landowners, local conservation districts, government agencies, Tribes, Earth Team volunteers and many other people and groups that care about the quality of America's natural resources.
The NRCS is focusing global climate change efforts in several areas: 1) quantifying the effects of conservation practices on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration; 2) refining incentives in conservation programs to address the effects of climate change on agriculture; 3) developing and encouraging the use of conservation practices and systems that reduce GHG emissions; and 4) enhancing opportunities to increase farm profitability on the emerging voluntary markets.
Phone: (503) 414-3055