Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment

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United States
Under Secretary of Agriculture
for Natural Resources and Environment
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Incumbent
Harris Sherman

since September 10, 2009
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The Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment, or USA(NRE), is a high-ranking official in the United States Department of Agriculture and the principal advisor to the United States Secretary of Agriculture on policy to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the Nation's natural resources.

The Under Secretary is appointed by the President of the United States with the consent of the United States Senate to serve at the pleasure of the President. The current Under Secretary is Harris Sherman, who was appointed by President Barack Obama on September 10, 2009.

Overview[edit]

The Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment promotes the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources on the Nation's private lands and sustains production of all the goods and services that the public demands of the national forests. The Under Secretary is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the United States Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

With the rank of Under Secretary, the USC(NRE) is a Level III position within the Executive Schedule. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level III is $165,300.

Reporting Officials[edit]

Officials reporting to the USA(NRE) include:

  • Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment - Forestry
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment - Natural Resources
  • Chief of the Forest Service
  • Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service

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