Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have agreed to enhance their collaborative efforts to improve the management of water and related land resources. This partnership will harmonize both agencies’ efforts and improve the efficiency of joint conservation and water resources management projects. IWR plays a role in the implementation of this agreement.

About the Partnership Agreement

Signed: July 7, 2005

Signing Parties:

  • Bruce I. Knight , Chief (NRCS)
  • George S. Dunlop , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Department of the Army)

Purpose: The partners intend to establish a cooperative relationship that will improve public services and the management of water and related natural resources.

Terms: The agencies will jointly pursue opportunities in:

  • Wetlands conservation compliance (Swampbuster) and Regulatory (Section 404 Clean Water Act)
  • Wetland creation, restoration and enhancement
  • Natural disaster recovery
  • Watershed planning and implementation

About Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides technical and financial assistance to private landowners; local, state and federal government units; tribes and international governments to maintain, conserve and enhance natural resources and the environment.

Partnership Agreement (pdf, 269 KB)

Natural Resources Conservation Service

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