NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE

NRCS

District services to landusers

  • Planning assistance to determine needed conservation practices to improve water quality.

  • Layout and design assistance to strip cropping, grassed waterways, ponds and other conservation practices. 

  • Soil and water evaluations for individuals and units of government and developers. 

  • Management information of fish ponds, wildlife land, pastureland, and woodland.

  • Waste management plans on livestock operations. 

  • Cost sharing available for tree planting and some water quality improvement practices. 

  • Provide technical and informational assistance to developers, home builders, and urban dwellers. 

  • Scanned imaged products including color infrared and black and white aerial photography for a nominal fee. 

resource concerns

The following is a list of major natural resource concerns that the Anderson Conservation District Board addresses:

  • Cropland Erosion

  • Water Quality Management

  • Water Management

  • Urban Erosion and Sedimentation

  • Forest Management

  • Pasture Management

  • Wildlife Management

  • Conservation Awareness 

Programs

  • EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) - 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 increasing weather volatility.

  • CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program) - helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance—the higher the performance, the higher the payment.