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  1. Natural Resources Conservation Service An Agency of USDA

  2. High Quality, Productive Soilsto enable sustained production of a safe, healthy, and abundant food supply. NRCS’s Mission Goals

  3. Clean and Abundant Waterto protect human health, support a healthy environment, encourage a productive landscape, and ensure an abundant and reliable water supply

  4. Healthy Plant and Animal Communitiesto provide habitats for diverse and healthy wildlife, aquatic species, and plant communities; protect water quality; and reduce flood damages.

  5. Clean Airto make a positive contribution to local air quality and the Nation’s effort to sequester carbon.

  6. Adequate Energy Supplyto conserve energy and be a source of environmentally sustainable biofuels and renewable energy.

  7. Working Farm and Ranch Landsto sustain a viable agricultural sector and natural resource quality.

  8. Partner with other local, state and federal agencies to provide natural resource conservation to private lands in Rhode Island.

  9. Habitat Restoration and Management:working with CRMC on restoration projects – Gooseneck Cove, Blackstone River Fish Passage Restoration,Walker Farm Restoration Project

  10. Stream and Riparian Restoration and Management

  11. Conservation Planning:Provide planning assistance to CRMC through the CRMC SAMPs

  12. Flood Plain Management

  13. Soil Survey and Interpretations

  14. Plant Materials and Crop Management

  15. J. Eric Scherer State Resource Conservationist USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46Warwick, RI  02886TEL (401) 822-8814FAX (401) 828-0433e-mail: eric.scherer@ri.usda.gov