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Ecological Science


Ecological Sciences leads the technology for Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in ecological, cultural resource, and environmental compliance to ensure science-based conservation for Colorado's resources.


  • Integrate agricultural, ecological, environmental, fish & wildlife, cultural heritage and energy concerns into all NRCS programs.
  • Develop and implement new technologies to assess and treat soil, water, air, plant, animal, and energy resource concerns.
  • Provide leadership and technology for erosion prediction and control, nutrient management and comprehensive nutrient management plans, pest management, forestry, fish and wildlife management, highly erodible land and wetland compliance, air quality, invasive species and pollinators, range and pasture management, water quality, soil quality, historical and cultural resources, and organic farming.
  • Provide leadership for policy and maintenance of the Colorado Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) and the Colorado Technical Guide Committee.

Agronomy | Biology | Cultural Resources | Forestry and Agroforestry | Plant Materials | Rangeland


Eugene Backhaus
State Resource Conservationist
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2604
PO Box 25426
Denver, CO 80225-0426