U. S. Department of Agriculture

"We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management."

The U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service are agencies under the USDA. The Forest Service joined Managing by Network in 2010, and NRCS followed in 2016.  

The Forest Service is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) draws on a long history of helping people help the land. For more than 80 years, NRCS and its predecessor agencies have worked in close partnerships with farmers and ranchers, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.


Natural Resources Conservation Service

Jesse Jackson Jr., National Partnership Liaison, TX (2016)

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