Natural Resources Agencies - Federal
|Technical assistance from experts||Person-to-person advice from peers||Grants and financial assistance||Classes||Online resources|
|USDA Forest Service – PNW Research Station||
|U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry||
|USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service||
|*Assistance is provided to state forestry agencies, state and local governments, tribes and nonprofits|
The Pacific Northwest Research Station provides scientific information about natural resources to land managers, policymakers and citizens. Key research areas include: climate change, community sustainability, fire, forests and grasslands, and watershed health. The Station publishes its research in a variety of printed and electronic formats. To order or download publications of interest, visit www.fs.fed.us/pnw The Station has 11 laboratories and research centers in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.
State and Private Forestry, a division of the Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service, provides financial and technical assistance for family forest landowners through state forestry agencies and other partners for resource management activities and project implementations, education, assistance, conferences, workshops and online learning.
Contact: Andrew Owen, state forester
NRCS is the branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that handles all financial assistance and a great deal of the technical assistance and specifications for projects. Their natural resources conservation programs help landowners reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. The Service works closely with the county based Soil & Water Conservation Districts. Its mission also includes education related to these programs.