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A Legacy of Conservation

More Than 80 Years of Helping People Help The Land

Originally established by Congress in 1935 as the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change.

Seventy percent of the land in the United States is privately owned, making stewardship by private landowners absolutely critical to the health of our Nation’s environment.

NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.

More information about the history of NRCS and our relationship with conservation districts can be found in the following publications:

About Nebraska NRCS

Welcome to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Nebraska. 

The NRCS, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the federal agency responsible for the conservation of natural resources on private lands. Working in partnership with Nebraska's Natural Resources Districts (NRDs), State conservation agencies, Tribes, and Resource Conservation and Development Councils, NRCS assists private land users in the development and implementation of conservation plans that promote a healthy and sustainable environment.

The NRCS is committed to providing high quality conservation technical assistance by working hand-in-hand with the American people to conserve natural resources on private lands, and to foster an understanding and appreciation of how natural resource systems relate to each other and to all of us. We are one of many  NRCS offices across the country that are working to make conservation on private lands a reality.

To provide us with your comments or for more information on the work we do, please visit the rest of our web site or feel free to contact us

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to bring conservation into your home and we look forward to working with you! 

Nebraska NRCS State Conservationist Craig Derickson










 Nebraska NRCS State Conservationist Craig Derickson

"Who We Are" NRCS fact sheet

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