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Biological and
Physical Resources

Updated: 11/24/2015

Field Assistance


Field units within the National Forest System (NFS) require expert technical support and consultation on technical issues related to environmental flows, watershed processes and aquatic ecology either directly from the Center’s staff or by referral to other scientists and technical experts. Identifying critical training needs and designing, developing and implementing effective training programs for field specialists, staff and line officers, remains a priority for the Center.

The following is a list of ongoing efforts that the Center is currently focusing on related to direct field assistance:


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