"Putting Conservation on the Ground"

Education is the KEY…

We believe one of our main responsibilities is educating the public on the use of our natural resources.  The Anderson Conservation District:

· Sponsors county wide essay and poster contest for students K-8 grade.

· Sponsors high school teams to participate in the state Envirothon competition.

· Sends high school students to the Governor’s Institute for Natural Resource Conservation at Clemson.

· Provides Soil Stewardship Week materials to churches and schools in the county, free of charge.

· Selects outstanding district cooperator each year.

· Conducts conservation tours on timely topics.

· Produces informational programs which include newspaper articles, program to groups and a monthly newsletter.

· Provides free technical and informational assistance to all units of government, schools, landowners and land users as available human resources permit.

· Participates in National Farm-City Week to inform the public on the relationship between urban and rural dwellers.

...And Much More


Resource Concerns

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

1. Cropland Erosion

2. Water Quality Management

3. Water Management

4. Urban Erosion and Sedimentation

5. Forest Management

6. Pasture Management

7. Wildlife Management

8. Conservation Awareness

District Services to Landusers

1. Planning assistance to determine needed conservation

    practices to improve water quality.

2. Layout and design assistance on strip cropping, grassed

    waterways, ponds and other conservation practices.

3. Soil and water evaluations for individuals, units, of

    government and developers.

4. Management information of fish ponds, wildlife land,

    pastureland and woodland.

5. Waste management plans on livestock operations.

6. Cost sharing available for tree planting and some water

    quality improvement practices.

7. Provide technical and informational assistance to

    developers, homebuilders and urban dwellers.

8. Scanned imaged products including color infrared and

    black and white aerial photography for a nominal fee.



 Monthly Board Meetings

Commissioners meet on the second Friday of the month at    8:30 a.m. in the conference room of the USDA Service Center. The Board does not meet during the months of July or December.


All services and programs of the conservation district are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status of handicap.


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