Denver, CO – February 19, 2015 – The highly anticipated selection of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) State Conservationist in Colorado was recently announced. Clint Evans, Assistant State Conservationist for Operations, in Idaho reports to the Mile High City and assumes his new role Monday, February 23, 2015. “It’s an exciting time,” shares Evans. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to work with the NRCS employees, conservation partners, landowners and land managers across the state.”
Evans started his career with NRCS in March of 2000 as a Soil Conservation Technician in Altamont, Kansas, but that wasn’t his first experience with the Agency. His introduction to NRCS was in the late 1990s while working on the ranch where his then employer enrolled in the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). As a result, Evans gained experience in conservation planning and practice implementation thru financial assistance programs from the customer’s perspective. He enjoyed working with the NRCS field staff so much that he decided to pursue a career with the Agency.
After his tenure as a technician, Evans served as a Soil Conservationist in two Kansas field offices and was then promoted to District Conservationist in Kingman, Kansas. Evans’ next move was to the Kansas State Office where he served as a Resource Conservationist on the programs staff and shortly thereafter he was selected as Idaho’s Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in 2009. In an effort to gain a wider range of expertise and experience, in 2013 Evans transferred to serve as Idaho’s Assistant State Conservationist for Operations. This offered invaluable insight into human resource management, budgets, strategic planning, and conservation partnerships.
Additionally and in cooperation with his permanent assignments, Evans served on numerous details in other states and Washington, DC. “It’s important to look back and learn from our past and previous experiences. It’s equally important and essential that we refocus the lens when new opportunities and challenges present themselves and each time we look towards the future,” Evans goes on to say.
Evans attended Kansas State University where he studied animal science, agri-business, and agronomy earning a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agriculture. Accompanying Clint to Colorado is his wife Lynn, whom he met at Kansas State. The Evans family doesn’t include any two-legged children but they have plenty of four-legged loved ones. They say their dogs, horses, and other pets keep them plenty busy.
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