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.
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.
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 Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).
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.
• Poster, Essay and Public Speaking Contest
• NC Envirothon
• Area 3 Envirothon
• School Presentations
• Farm Tours
• Resource Conservation Workshop
• Food Land & People Workshop
• Aerial Photography
• 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