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NRCS is an agency committed to “helping people help the land”—our mission is to provide resources to farmers and landowners to aid them with conservation. Ensuring productive lands in harmony with a healthy environment is our priority.

Pennsylvania NRCS employs approximately 200 people and has field offices in nearly every county. We are in numerous communities across the Commonwealth, working hand-in-hand with landowners and our partners to improve our natural resources. Our passion is derived from stewardship of the land—benefits we all enjoy, such as cleaner air and water, improved soil and abundant wildlife habitat.

What originally began as the Soil Conservation Service in 1935 is now known as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a name change that highlights our broader mission of conservation. Bringing 60 years of scientific and technical expertise to the conservation industry, we are involved with activities that help benefit soil, water, plants, air, and animals. With the majority of land being privately owned, partnership with private landowners is critical to health of our nation’s land. By providing assistance to these landowners, we help to cultivate productive lands and healthy ecosystems. To learn more about NRCS, click here.


NRCS succeeds through its partnerships, working closely with individual farmers, landowners, local conservation districts, government agencies, Earth Team volunteers and many other people and groups that care about the quality of America’s natural resources. Partnerships allow our agency to expand the reach and depth of conservation. It is our duty to service the people by providing quality assistance to farmers and landowners to ensure we protect our nation’s lands. The first conservation district, bounded by the Brown Creek watershed in North Carolina, was founded August 4, 1937. Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts is one of our key partners. Many other organizations, entities, and people help NRCS apply conservation on the land. You can learn more about our partners here.

Careers and Volunteers

NRCS offers a variety of career opportunities in a range of diverse positions. We have jobs in fields such as accounting, information technology, sociology, management, and many more. You can browse current job openings by visiting our Careers page, or

You can also get involved with our volunteer program, The Earth Team, to help make a difference in the conservation effort. Our Earth Team members get the opportunity to work side-by-side with farmers and landowners to identify natural resource concerns, and are able to develop unique conservation plans for restoring and protecting resources. Anyone 14 years or older can become a volunteer. We offer volunteer positions for both full and part-time. If you are interested in becoming a part of our mission, feel free to visit our volunteer page for more information.

Conserving our natural resources is not a one-person job. Farmers and private landowners cannot do it alone, nor can the government. We must all work together to help make sure that our land is sustainable for generations to come!

NRCS Employees

The NRCS is known worldwide for its accomplishments and innovations in conservation. The people of NRCS are recognized for their talent, dedication, and ingenuity in making the agency’s programs work. The NRCS Employees page is designed to be a resource for EMPLOYEES ONLY! NRCS employees click here to learn more.