Soil and Water Conservation - Home

The Soil and Water Conservation Section supports the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District, and agency that deal with soil erosion and water quality problems. The district provides technical assistance to landowners and educational programs on soil and water quality. The district also administers a State program that provides cost share funds to farmers and landowners with water quality problems to install Best Management Practices on their farms.

Conservation Programs and Services:
North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP)
A voluntary program designed to encourage the use of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for agricultural production. This program provides cost share and incentive payments for conservation measures that improve water quality. Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2014.
NCACSP Application - click here
NCACSP Best Practices - click here
 
Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)
A voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various BMP’s on urban, suburban and rural lands, not directly involved in agricultural production. This program provides cost share and technical assistance for the installation of stormwater best management practices on non-agricultural land.
NCCCAP Application - click here

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
To provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as reauthorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).
For more information call the Greensboro Service Center NRCS Office:  Gary Cox at 336-375-5401 x 3  or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Voluntary Agricultural District Program
Landowners voluntarily commit to enhance the identity of their agricultural community by encouraging the voluntary preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development.
VAD EVAD Application - click here

District No-Till Drill
The district has a No till Drill that you can rent, to renovate your hay fields, pastures or wildlife meadows.  Cost:  $10.00 / Acre
It is available by appointment only:  Call Jamey Walker at 336-641-2443 to reserve (or the office at 641-2440)

No-Till Drill Facts and Information
• It is a Truax Flex II Drill (5.5 ft. planting width)
• Can plant any grass seeds, small grains (wheat, oats, barley, etc.), clover, soybeans
• Requires minimum 35 horsepower tractor with hydraulic hook up
• Hitch Pin Hook up
• Must be transported at a Max of 20 MPH
• Puts out seed only…Does NOT put out fertilizer


EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:
Poster, Essay and Public Speaking Contest
2014 Auxillary Grant Application - K-12 educators $500
NC Envirothon
Area 3 Envirothon
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Resource Conservation Workshop -Workshop at NC State for rising 10th-12th grade students
Food Land & People Workshop
 

EDUCATIONAL NEWSLETTER:
• Click here for the Sept/Oct 2013 Educational Highlights Newsletter

RESOURCE INFORMATION:
Aerial Photography - We have several sets of historical Aerial photographs in our office that are available for making environmental assessments or historical comparisons    Sets available are 1937, 1955, 1966 and 1977.
Please call for an appointment; staff is limited and often work in the field.    336-641-2440
Soil Survey

We have other cost-share programs which are under USDA-NRCS and can be found on the following website: www.nc.nrcs.usda.gov


For more information please contact us:
is email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Main Office   336-641-2440 (O) 336-641-2441 (F)
District Soil Technician, Jamey Walker 641-2443 (O) 207-8694 (M)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Soil Conservationist,   Millie Langley   641-2442   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Education Coordinator,   Elizabeth Williams   641-2444   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 


© 2014 Guilford County Government - All Rights Reserved

County Footer Image