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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
NRCS Environmental Liaisons

The NRCS Mission is to provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain
our natural resources and environment. Every NRCS employee is responsible for supporting this mission,
including the environmental component. However, NRCS Environmental Liaisons play a particularly important
role in this mission. As a federal agency, there are numerous federal, state and local requirements impacting
the delivery of NRCS technical and financial assistance, such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),
the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Clean Water Act, the
Executive Order on Environmental Justice, and other similar Federal, state, tribal and local mandates. While
environmental liaisons are not necessarily experts in each of these laws and other mandates, they are aware of
applicable requirements and know where to obtain relevant information so that necessary factors are
considered and actions are taken in a timely manner.

Some environmental requirements, such as NEPA, must be carried out by NRCS. However, other
requirements, such as certain Clean Water Act permit requirements, are applicable to the NRCS client. In such
cases, NRCS must ensure it does not assist clients to violate environmental requirements and may have to
condition financial assistance on issuance of a permit by another agency.

NRCS is not in a regulatory role, and is not responsible for enforcing environmental laws or regulations.
However, NRCS can and should provide technical and financial assistance so its clients can proactively identify
potential environmental issues and avoid violating requirements. Environmental liaisons are also in an excellent
position to identify data, tools and information needed by field personnel to help NRCS clients address their
natural resource concerns in a way that also achieves social and economic goals. NRCS environmental liaisons
are also in a position to identify emerging environmental issues and to ensure the National headquarters office
and National Technology Support Centers are aware of issues that are particularly controversial or have
significance beyond State boundaries.

There is an NRCS environmental liaison in every state office, Puerto Rico, the Pacific Basin, each of the
National Technology Support Centers, and in the National headquarters office. This Directory of NRCS
Environmental Liaisons includes each liaison’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
This information is being provided so liaisons can more easily use each other as resources, as well as to
provide a contact concerning environmental activities that cross jurisdictional boundaries, such as development
of an Environmental Impact Statement under NEPA. The goals of NEPA and a discussion of NRCS
environmental policy are set out below.




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National Environmental Policy Act

The overarching national environmental policy is set out in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
(NEPA). In NEPA, Congress stated that the Federal Government’s continuing policy is to create and maintain
conditions under which people and nature can exist in productive harmony and fulfill the social, economic, and
other requirements of present and future generations of Americans. According to NEPA, the Federal
Government shall:

·   fulfill the responsibilities of each generation as trustee of the environment for succeeding generations;
·   assure for all Americans safe, healthful, productive, and aesthetically and culturally pleasing surroundings;
·   attain the widest range of beneficial uses of the environment without degradation, risk to health or safety, or
    other undesirable and unintended consequences;
·   preserve important historic, cultural, and natural aspects of our national heritage and maintain, wherever
    possible, an environment that supports diversity and variety of individual choice;
·   achieve a balance between population and resource use that will permit high standards of living and a wide
    sharing of life’s amenities; and
·   enhance the quality of renewable resources and approach the maximum attainable recycling of depletable
    resources. (NEPA, Section 101)

NEPA contemplates integration with planning and other environmental review requirements, such as ESA,
NHPA, and Clean Water Act permit requirements.

NRCS Environmental Policy

NRCS has integrated the “spirit” of NEPA into its mission and vision. Each of the goals set out in Section 101 of
NEPA is also part of NRCS’ vision for “Harmony between People and the Land” and NRCS’ mission to partner
to help conserve, improve and sustain natural resources and the environment. Because of the NRCS mission,
the mandates of NEPA, and the parallels between the two, NRCS will make no program or resource decision
without considering the affect of that decision on the environment. NEPA and other environmental laws and
regulations require developing or referencing certain documentation, and undertaking certain consultations.
NRCS will make no program or resource decision without first fulfilling these obligations.

This raises the role of the environmental liaisons to one of critical importance. Among other things, these
individuals are charged to “integrate the requirements of NEPA with other planning and environmental review
procedures required by law or by agency practice so that all such procedures run concurrently rather than
consecutively.” 40 CFR 1500.2(c). In addition to being mandated by law, NEPA is a common-sense framework
that is easily integrated into the NRCS planning process. Complying with NEPA also ensures NRCS has
properly coordinated its actions with other interested individuals and organizations and fully considered relevant
public opinion and the best available scientific information concerning the affect of its proposed actions on the
use of local natural resources. It is, therefore, NRCS environmental policy to fully integrate NEPA and other
environmental requirements into the NRCS planning procedures.




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                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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State Names Directory --------------------------------------------------------------------------- iv

Key NHQ Staff --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1

Ecological Sciences Division -------------------------------------------------------------------- 2

National Technology Support Centers Liaisons -------------------------------------------- 3

State Liaisons --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4




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           National and State Environmental Liaisons


NAME                     LOCATION                  PHONE               PAGE
Barickman, Gene          Illinois                (217) 353-6636           5
Beck, Dave               Iowa                    (515) 284-4135           6
Bednarz, Steven T.       Texas                   (254) 742-9871          11
Bishop, Meg              West NTSC               (503) 273-2404           3
Bramblett, Jimmy         Georgia                 (706) 546-2073           5
Chandler, Carol          Tennessee           (615) 452-3838 ext 114      11
Clendenin, Michelle      Arkansas                (501) 301-3144           4
Coleson, Jenifer         Washington              (509) 323-2964          12
Conway, Terry            Kansas                  (785) 823-4541           6
DeBrock, Mark            Ohio                    (614) 255-2462           9
Elsener, Steven P.       Oklahoma                (405) 742-1227           9
Ferlow, Nancy            Connecticut               860-871-4049           5
Fuller, Karen            Utah                    (801) 524-4566          11
Gates, Dale              New York            (315) 736-3316 ext 133       9
Griffith_Kepfer, Sally   Delaware                (302) 678-4182           5
Hamilton, J. Chris       Missouri                (573) 876-0910           7
Harrington, Matthew      National HQ             (202) 720-4925           2
Hatz, Russ               Oregon                  (503) 414-3235          10
Heffington, David        NWMC                     (501)210-8923           3
Hinton, Mike             North Carolina          (919) 873-2134           9
Husby, Peter             Montana                 (406) 587-6902           8
Jasmine, Jaime            Nevada               (775) 738-8431 x 120       8
Jones, Chris             Maine                   (207) 990-9563           7
Jones, Jeff              Virginia                (804) 287-1636          12
Judy, Matthew            Central NTSC            (817) 509-3291           3
Koob, Gregory            Pacific Islands    (808) 541-2600, ext. 109      5
Kuhn, Jack               Kentucky                (859) 224-7371           6
Lynn, Anne M.            Maryland           (410) 757-0861, ext. 319      7
Mahood, Jeffrey D.       Pennsylvania            (717) 237-2215          10
McCracken, Kimberly      New Hampshire       (603) 868-9931 ext 123       8
Miller, Barbara          Massachusetts             413-253-4380           7
Miller, Marcus           New Mexico              (505) 761-4432           8
Moore, Rosalind          Florida                 (352) 338-9582           5




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NAME                     LOCATION                  PHONE              PAGE
Moore, Thomas            California              (530) 792-5652          4
Obert, Paul              Wyoming                 (307) 233-6769         12
Oja, Mark G.             Minnesota               (651) 602-7868          7
Pitre, John              Louisiana               (318) 473-7809          6
Potter, Fletcher (Kip)   Vermont             (802) 951-6796 ext 238     12
Rinkenberger, Gary       Michigan                (517) 324-5266          7
Sandifer, Glen           South Carolina          (803) 253-3894         11
Shaw, Reena              Rhode Island            (401) 822-8840         10
Skadeland, Terri         Colorado                (720) 544-2813          4
Sheley, Casey            Wyoming                 (307) 233-6770         12
Smith, Kristin           East NTSC               (336) 370-3362          3
Stamps, Delmer           Mississippi         (601) 965-4339 ext 122      7
Steele, Cindy            South Dakota            (605) 352-1206         11
Thurmond, Jeff           Alabama                 (334) 887-4510          4
Tuttle, Stuart           Arizona                 (602) 280-8777          4
Valentin, Jaime          Puerto Rico          (787) 766-5206 x 229      10
Vaughn, Richard          Nebraska                (402) 437-4127          8
Virgovic, Deborah        Oregon/Washington    (360) 428-7684 x 143      10
Vrem, Darin              Idaho                   (208) 685-6995          5
Weatherstone, Mark       Idaho                   (208) 378-5720          5
Westfall, Gregory        New Jersey              (732) 537-6054          8
Weston, Keith A.         North Dakota            (701) 530-2092          9
Wigal, Ron               West Virginia           (304) 284-7566         12
Wood, Bill               Alaska                  (907) 761-7761          4
Zenk-Reed, Sherrie       Wisconsin               (715) 799-6380         12
Zezula, Shanon           Indiana             (317) 290-3200 ext 388      6




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  NRCS ENVIRONMENTAL LIAISONS                                                2009

KEY NHQ STAFF

 Dave White, Chief                     Phone:   (202) 720-7246
    NRCS-OOC, Room 5105A-S             Fax:     (202) 720-7690
    14th & Independence Ave, SW        Voice:
    Washington, DC 20250               Email:


Ginger Murphy , Associate Chief        Phone:   (202) 690-4230
    NRCS-OOC, Room 5103-S              Fax:     (202) 720-7690
    14th & Independence Ave, SW        Voice:
    Washington, DC 20250               Email:   ginger.murphy@wdc.usda.gov

Tony Kramer , Deputy Chief for         Phone:   (202) 720-4630
     Science and Technology            Fax:     (202) 720-7710
     NRCS, Room 5006-S,                Voice:
     14th & Independence Ave, SW       Email:   tony.kramer@wdc.usda.gov
     Washington, DC 20250




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                        ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES DIVISION
        The Ecological Sciences Division (ECS) is part of the Science and Technology
Deputy Chief area of NRCS at National Headquarters. ECS develops and recommends
policies, guidelines, and procedures for the technical aspects of issues relating to
agriculture, ecology, cultural resources, environment, and energy. ECS staff provides the
overall technical framework for implementing natural resources enhancements, sustainable
production, pollution abatement, and environmental and cultural resource assessments in
NRCS conservation planning and practice application activities. The majority of the staff is
located in Washington, DC.


Matt Harrington
National Environmental Coordinator                Phone:   (202) 720-4925
     NRCS-ECS, Room 6151-S                        Fax:     (202) 720-1814
     14th & Independence Ave, SW                  Voice:
     Washington, D.C. 20250                       Email:   matt.harrington@wdc.usda.gov



ECS STAFF, WASHINGTON, DC:
      Mike Hubbs, Director                                          (202) 720-5992
      Bill Boyer, National FOTG Coordinator                         (202) 720-0307
      Sarah Bridges, National Cultural Resources Spec.              (202) 720-4912
      James Campbell, Biological Science Tech.      (TTY)           (202) 720-3706
      John Englert, National Plant Materials Spec.                  (202) 720-0536
      Terrell Erickson, National Wildlife Biologist                 (202) 690-0856
      Howard Hankin, National Aquatic Ecologist                     (202) 690-0082
      Doug Holy, National Invasive Species Specialist               (202) 720-9096
      Norman Widman, National Nutrient Management                   (202) 720-3783
      Spec.
      Sheila McLeod, Office Assistant                               (202) 720-2587
      Matt Harrington, National Environmental Coordinator           (202) 720-4925
      Ben Smallwood, Pest Management Specialist                     (202) 720-7838
      Dennis Thompson, National Grazing Lands Ecologist             (202) 720-5010
      Bruce Wight, National Forester                                (202) 720-1858




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                      EAST TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Kristin Ling Smith                      Phone:   (336) 370-3362
Ecologist (Env. Compliance Spec.)       Fax:     (336) 273-8132
2901 East Lee Street, Suite 2100        Voice:
Greensboro, NC 27401-4901               Email:   kristin.smith@gnb.usda.gov

                    CENTRAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Matthew Judy                            Phone:   (817) 509-3291
Ecologist (Env. Compliance Spec.)       Fax:     (817) 509-3337
P.O. Box 6567                           Voice:   9043-3291
Fort Worth, TX 76115                    Email:   matthew.judy@ftw.usda.gov

                     WEST TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER
Meg Bishop                              Phone:   (503) 273-2404
Ecologist (Env. Compliance Spec.)       Fax:     (503) 273-2401
111 SW 5th Avenue                       Voice:   9000-747-4931
Portland, OR 97204                      Email:   meg.bishop@usda.gov



                    NATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT CENTER
David Heffington                        Phone:   (501) 210-8923
Ecologist                               Fax:     (501)210-8935
101 East Capitol, Suite B-100           Voice:
Little Rock, AR 72201-3811              Email:   david.heffington@ar.usda.gov




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                                     ALABAMA
Jeff Thurmond                                Phone:   (334) 887-4510
Wildlife Biologist                           Fax:     (334) 887- 4551
3381 Skyway Drive                            Voice:   9027-4510
P.O. Box 311                                 Email:   jeff.thurmond@al.usda.gov
Auburn, Alabama 36830

                                      ALASKA
Bill Wood                                    Phone:   (907) 761-7761
State Biologist                              Fax:     (907) 761-7790
800 West Evergreen, Suite 100                Voice:   9035-2275
Palmer, AK 99654-6539                        Email:   bill.wood@ak.usda.gov

                                     ARKANSAS
Michelle Clendenin                           Phone:   (501) 301-3144
Biologist                                    Fax:     (501) 301-3194
Room 3416, Federal Building                  Voice:   9044-3144
700 West Capitol Avenue                      Email:   Alan.rees@ar.usda.gov
Little Rock, AR 72201

                                      ARIZONA
Stuart Tuttle                                Phone:   (602) 280-8777
Wildlife Biologist                           Fax:     (602) 280-8805
U.S. Courthouse – Federal Building           Voice:   9011-8777
230 N 1st Ave., Suite 509                    Email:   stu.tuttle@az.usda.gov
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1706

                                     CALIFORNIA
Thomas Moore                                 Phone:   (530) 792-5652
State Biologist                              Fax:     (530) 792-5793
430 G Street, #4164                          Voice:   9040-5652
Davis CA 95616-4164                          Email:   thomas.moore@ca.usda.gov

                                     COLORADO
Terri Skadeland                              Phone:   (720) 544-2813
State Biologist                              Fax:     (720) 544-2962
Room E201                                    Voice:   9059-2813
655 Parfet Street                            Email:   terri.skadeland@co.usda.gov
Lakewood, CO 80215-5517




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                                     CONNECTICUT
Nancy Ferlow                                       Phone:    (860) 871-4049
State Resource Conservationist                     Fax:     (860) 871-4054
344 Merrow Rd., Suite A                            Voice:
Tolland, CT 06084                                  Email:   nancy.ferlow@ct.usda.gov

                                       DELAWARE
Sally L. Griffith-Kepfer                           Phone:   (302) 678-4182
State Resource Conservationist                     Fax:     (302) 678-0843
Suite 101                                          Voice:
1221 College Park Drive                            Email:   sally.kepfer@de.usda.gov
Dover, DE 19904-8713

                                         FLORIDA
Rosalind Moore                                     Phone:   (352) 338-9582
Natural Resource Specialist                        Fax:     (352) 338-9578
P.O. Box 141510                                    Voice:
Gainesville, FL 32614-1510                         Email:   rosalind.moore@fl.usda.gov

                                        GEORGIA
Jimmy Bramblett                                    Phone:   (706) 546-2073
Water Resources Programs Leader                    Fax:     (706) 546-2145
Robert G. Stephens Federal Building, Box 13        Voice:
355 East Hancock Avenue                            Email:   jimmy.bramblett@ga.usda.gov
Athens, GA 30601-2769

                                             IDAHO
Darin Vrem                                         Phone:   (208) 685-6995
Archeologist/Cultural Resources Specialist         Fax:     (208) 378-5735
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C                      Voice:   None
Boise, Idaho 83709-1574                            Email:   darin.vrem@id.usda.gov

Mark Weatherstone                                  Phone:   (208) 378-5720
Asst. State Conservationist-Tech. Services         Fax:     (208) 378-5735
9173 W. Barnes Drive, Suite C                      Voice:   None
Boise, Idaho 83709-1574                            Email:   mark.weatherstone@id.usda.gov

                                         ILLINOIS
Gene Barickman                                     Phone:   (217) 353-6636
Environmental Specialist                           Fax:     (217) 353-6675
2118 W. Park Court                                 Voice:   9057-6636
Champaign, IL 61821                                Email:   gene.barickman@il.usda.gov


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                                      INDIANA
Shanon Zezula                                 Phone:   (317) 290-3200, ext. 348
Assistant State Conservationist               Fax:     (317) 290-3225
6013 Lakeside Boulevard                       Voice:   9029-348
Indianapolis, IN 46278                        Email:   phil.mcloud@in.usda.gov

                                       IOWA
Dave Beck                                     Phone:   (515) 284-4135
Planning Leader                               Fax:     (515) 284-4394
210 Walnut Street, Suite 693                  Voice:   945-7020
Des Moines, IA 50309                          Email:   david.beck@ia.usda.gov

                                      KANSAS
Terry Conway                                  Phone:   (785) 823-4541
State Resource Conservationist                Fax:     (785) 823-4540
760 South Broadway                            Voice:   945-9025
Salina, KS 67401-4642                         Email:   james.krueger@ks.usda.gov

                                     KENTUCKY
Jack Kuhn                                     Phone:   (859) 224-7371
ASTC for Natural Resource Planning            Fax:     (859) 224-7399
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 110                Voice:   9032-7371
Lexington, KY 40503-5479                      Email:   jack.kuhn@ky.usda.gov

                                     LOUISIANA
John Pitre                                    Phone:   (318) 473-7809
State Biologist                               Fax:     (318) 473-7682
3737 Government Street                        Voice:   9000-568-1535
Alexandria, LA 71302                          Email:   john.pitre@la.usda.gov

                                      MAINE
Chris Jones                                   Phone:   (207) 990-9563
State Resource Conservationist                Fax:     (207) 990-9599
967 Illinois Avenue, Suite #3                 Voice:   9052-563
Bangor, ME 04401                              Email:   chris.jones@me.usda.gov




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                                       MARYLAND
Anne M. Lynn                                    Phone:   (410) 443-482-2908
State Resource Conservationist                  Fax:     (410) 757-0687
John Hanson Business Center                     Voice:
339 Busch's Frontage Road, Suite 301            Email:   anne.lynn@md.usda.gov
Annapolis, MD 21401-5534

                                 MASSACHUSETTS
Barbara Miller                                  Phone:   413-253-4380
State Resource Conservationist                  Fax:     (413) 253-4375
451 West Street                                 Voice:
Amherst, MA 01002-2995                          Email:   barbara.miller@ma.usda.gov

                                       MICHIGAN
Gary Rinkenberger                               Phone:   (517) 324-5266
Resource Conservationist                        Fax:     (517) 324-5171
3001 Coolidge Road, Suite 250                   Voice:   (517) 324-5266
East Lansing, MI 48823-6350                     Email:   gary.rinkenberger@mi.usda.gov

                                       MINNESOTA
Mark G. Oja                                     Phone:   (651) 602-7868
Biologist                                       Fax:     (651) 602-7914
Suite 600                                       Voice:   9041-7868
375 Jackson Street                              Email:   mark.oja@mn.usda.gov
St. Paul, MN 55101-1854

                                       MISSISSIPPI
Delmer Stamps                                   Phone:   (601) 965-4339 ext 122
State Resource Conservationist                  Fax:     (601) 965-5162
100 West Capitol Street                         Voice:
Jackson, MS 39269                               Email:   delmer.stamps@ms.usda.gov

                                       MISSOURI
J. Chris Hamilton                               Phone:   (573) 876-0910
Biologist                                       Fax:     (573) 876-0913
Parkade Center, Suite 250                       Voice:   9034-1416
601 Business Loop 70 West                       Email:   chris.hamilton@mo.usda.gov
Columbia, MO 65203-2546




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                                       MONTANA
Peter Husby                                      Phone:   (406) 587-6902
State Biologist                                  Fax:     (406) 587-6761
Federal Building, Room 443                       Voice:   9056-6902
10 East Babcock Street                           Email:   phusby@mt.usda.gov
Bozeman, MT 59715-4704

                                       NEBRASKA
Richard Vaughn                                   Phone:   (402) 437-4127
Environmental Specialist                         Fax:     (402) 437-4184
100 Centennial Mall North                        Voice:   (402) 437-4100
Federal Building, Room 152                       Email:   richard.vaughn@ne.usda.gov
Lincoln, NE 68508-3866

                                        NEVADA
Jaime Jasmine                                    Phone:   (775) 738-8431 x 120
State Wildlife Biologist                         Fax:     (775) 738-7229
555 West Silver Str., Suite 101                  Voice:   None
Elko, NV 89801-2627                              Email:   jaime.jasmine@nv.usda.gov

                                   NEW HAMPSHIRE
Kimberly McCracken                               Phone:   (603) 868-9931 ext 123
Assistant State Conservationist for Technology   Fax:     (603) 868-5301
2 Madbury Road                                   Voice:
Durham, NH 03824-1499                            Email:   kimberly.mccracken@nh.usda.gov

                                     NEW JERSEY
Gregory Westfall                                 Phone:   (732) 537-6054
Resource Conservationist                         Fax:     (732) 537-6095
220 Davidson Ave, 4th Floor                      Voice:
Somerset, NJ 08873                               Email:   gregory.westfall@nj.usda.gov

                                     NEW MEXICO
Marcus Miller                                    Phone:   (505) 761-4432
State Biologist                                  Fax:     (505) 761-4462
6200 Jefferson N.E. Room 305                     Voice:   9016-4486
Albuquerque, NM 87109-3734                       Email:   marcus.miller@nm.usda.gov




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                                        NEW YORK
Dale Gates                                       Phone:   (315)736-3316 ext 133
Acting State Resource Conservationist            Fax:     (315) 736-9547
The Galleries of Syracuse                        Voice:
5th Floor, Suite 354                             Email:   dale.gates@ny.usda.gov
441 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202-2450

                                  NORTH CAROLINA
Mike Hinton                                      Phone:   (919) 873-2134
Planning Specialist                              Fax:     (919) 873-2154
Suite 205                                        Voice:   9025-2134
4405 Bland Road                                  Email:   mike.hinton@nc.usda.gov
Raleigh, NC 27609-6293

                                   NORTH DAKOTA
Keith A. Weston                                  Phone:   (701) 530-2092
Water Quality Coordinator                        Fax:     (701) 530-2112
Room 278                                         Voice:
220 East Rosser Avenue                           Email:   keith.weston@nd.usda.gov
Bismarck, ND 58502-1458

                                          OHIO
Mark DeBrock                                     Phone:   (614) 255-2462
Biologist                                        Fax:     (614) 255-2549
200 North High Street, Room 522                  Voice:   9000-345-5390
Columbus, OH 43215-2478                          Email:   mark.debrock@oh.usda.gov

                                        OKLAHOMA
Steven P. Elsener                                Phone:   (405) 742-1227
Biologist                                        Fax:     (405) 742-1201
USDA Agri-Center Building                        Voice:   9037-1227
100 USDA, Suite 206                              Email:   steven.elsener@ok.usda.gov
Stillwater, OK 74074-2655




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                                       OREGON
Deborah Virgovic                                Phone:   (360) 428-7684 x 143
State Fisheries Biologist (OR/WA)               Fax:     (360) 424-6172
Mt. Vernon FO, 2021 E. College Way, Suite 206   Voice:   None
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-2372                     Email:   deborah.virgovic@wa.usda.gov

                                 PACIFIC ISLAND AREA
Gregory Koob                                    Phone:   (808) 541-2600, ext. 109
State Biologist                                 Fax:     (808) 541-1335
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 4316                  Voice:   none
Honolulu, HI 96850                              Email:   gregory.koob@hi.usda.gov


                                     PENNSYLVANIA
Jeffrey D. Mahood                               Phone:   (717) 237-2215
Environmental Planning Specialist               Fax:     (717) 237-2239
1 Credit Union Place, Suite 340                 Voice:   9000-237-2215
Harrisburg, PA 17110-2993                       Email:   jeff.mahood@pa.usda.gov

                                     PUERTO RICO
Jaime Valentin                                  Phone:   (787) 766-5206 x 229
State Resource Conservationist                  Fax:     (787) 766-5987
654 Munoz Rivera Avenue                         Voice:
Hato Rey, PR 00918                              Email:   jaime.valentin@pr.usda.gov
P.O. Box 364868
San Juan, PR 00936-4868

                                     RHODE ISLAND
Reena Shaw                                      Phone:   (401) 822-8840
Economist                                       Fax:     (401) 828-0433
60 Quaker Lane, Suite 46                        Voice:
Warwick, RI 02886                               Email:   reena.shaw@ri.usda.gov

                                    SOUTH CAROLINA
Glen Sandifer                                   Phone:   (803) 253-3894
Program Specialist                              Fax:     (803) 253-3670
1835 Assembly Street, Room 950                  Voice:   9031-3894
Columbia, SC 29201                              Email:   glen.sandifer@sc.usda.gov

                                    SOUTH DAKOTA
Cindy Steele                                    Phone:   (605) 352-1206



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Assistant State Conservationist, Programs          Fax:     (605) 352-1261
Federal Building, Room 200                         Voice:   9036-1206
200 Fourth Street, SW                              Email:   cindy.steele@sd.usda.gov
Huron, SD 57350-2475

                                      TENNESSEE
Carol Chandler                                     Phone:   (615) 452-3838 ext 114
Biologist                                          Fax:     (615) 452-7394
150 Albert Gallatin Ave.                           Voice:   9058-4120
Gallatin, TN 37066-2085                            Email:   carol.chandler@tn.usda.gov

                                            TEXAS
Steven T. Bednarz                                  Phone:   (254) 742-9871
Assistant State Conservationist                    Fax:     (254) 742-9819
W.R. Poage Building                                Voice:   9038-9871
101 South Main Street                              Email:   steve.bednarz@tx.usda.gov
Temple, TX 76501-7682

                                            UTAH
Karen Fuller                                       Phone:   (801) 524-4566
Wildlife Biologist (T&E Contact)                   Fax:     (801) 524-4593
W.F. Bennett Federal Building                      Voice:   9045-4566
125 South State Street, Room 4402                  Email:   karen.fuller@ut.usda.gov
Salt Lake City, UT 84138

                                       VERMONT
Fletcher (Kip) Potter                              Phone:   (802) 951-6796 ext 238
Environmental Specialist                           Fax:     (802) 951-6327
356 Mountain View Dr.                              Voice:   768-1125
Colchester, VT 05446-5824                          Email:   kip.potter@vt.usda.gov


                                       VIRGINIA
Jeff Jones                                         Phone:   (804) 287-1636
Resource Conservationist                           Fax:     (804) 287-1736
Culpeper Building, Suite 209                       Voice:   9003-1668
1606 Santa Rosa Road                               Email:   Jeffray.jones@va.usda.gov
Richmond, VA 23229-5014

                                    WASHINGTON
Jenifer Coleson                                    Phone:   (509) 323-2964
Environmental Specialist                           Fax:     (509) 323-2979


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  NRCS ENVIRONMENTAL LIAISONS                                                            2009
316 W. Boone Ave., Suite 450                      Voice:   9035-2964
Spokane, WA 99201-2348                            Email:   jenifer.coleson@wa.usda.gov


                                   WEST VIRGINIA
Ron Wigal                                         Phone:   (304) 284-7566
Resource Conservationist                          Fax:     (304) 284-4839
75 High Street, Room 301                          Voice:   9049-7566
Morgantown, WV 26505                              Email:   ron.wigal@wv.usda.gov

                                     WISCONSIN
Sherrie Zenk-Reed                                 Phone:   (715) 799-6380
Tribal Liaison/Resource Conservationist           Fax:     (715) 799-4323
Menominee Tribal Enterprises, Forestry Division   Voice:   9018-773
P.O. Box 670, Highway 47 North                    Email:   slzrnrcs@yahoo.com
Keshena, WI 54135

                                         WYOMING
Paul Obert                                        Phone:   (307) 233-6769
State Biologist                                   Fax:     (307) 233-6795
100 East B Street, Room 3124                      Voice:   none
Federal Building                                  Email:   paul.obert@wy.usda.gov
Casper, WY 82601-1911

Casey Sheley                                      Phone:   (307) 233-6770
Cons. Planning Resource Cnsvst                    Fax:     (307) 233-6795
Federal Bldg, 100 East B Str., Rm 3124            Voice:   none
Casper, WY 82602-5011                             Email:   casey.sheley@wy.usda.gov




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