Soil & Water Conservation District - Protecting Natural Resources
What management or natural resources concerns and goals do you have for your operation? This page will help guide you from assessing your own property to potentially enrolling in a USDA conservation program that will provide you with financial and technical assistance.
Are you following the four basic principles of soil health?
Keep the soil covered as much as possible
Disturb the soil as little as possible
Keep plants growing throughout the year to feed the soil
Diversify as much as possible using crop rotation and cover crops
Request or download your NRCS Soil Health Information Starter Kit to learn ways you can improve soil health within your operation:
The following programs will help you implement conservation practices to improve your operation, including building healthy soils:
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, increased soil health and reduced soil erosion and sedimentation, improved or created wildlife habitat, and mitigation against drought and increasing weather volatility.
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps you build on your existing conservation efforts while strengthening your operation. Whether you are looking to improve grazing conditions, increase crop resiliency, or develop wildlife habitat, we can custom design a CSP plan to help you meet those goals.