Released On: November 29, 2005
"Cooperation between NRCS and Reclamation will help focus resources and support better management of available water supplies across the 17 Western States," said Keys. "In particular, this level of coordination will benefit those Western areas seeking drought relief assistance."
Some highlights of the agreement include:
- Support for locally-led cooperative conservation projects regarding efficient water management.
- Developing and implementing specific plans of action for cooperative conservation activities.
- Support for state and locally organized drought action teams.
- Identifying joint research needs and opportunities for field application of new technology.
- Joint USDA-DOI training, conferences, seminars and education programs.
- Designated agency liaisons to communicate and coordinate activities at the national, regional, state and local levels.
Reclamation conducts business only in the 17 Western States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Additional information on NRCS is available at http://www.nrcs.usda.gov and on Reclamation at http://www.usbr.gov.
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