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Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District
Every County in New York State has a Soil and Water Conservation District. The State passed enabling legislation for the creation of our agency after Congress, in 1937 established a federal conservation agency to address the nation's problems caused by the "dust bowl".The legislation empowered local soil and water conservation districts to carry out and promote soil and water conservation programs.
The Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed by County Resolution in April of 1965. We are goverened by a local Board of Directors appointed by the Ulster County Legislature to oversee programs and staff. Ulster's Board consists of representatives from the County Legislature, Farm Bureau, Grange, and At-Large.
For over forty years the District has maintained it's long standing tradition as an agency of action: responsible for the direct design and implementation of engineering and agronomic practices intended for the improvement of water quality and the preservation of the County's natural resources, in both rural and urban capacity.
District Technician, CCA, CPESC
Acting Stream Project Manager
Acting Streamside Assistance Project Coordinator
Board of Directors
Fred Van Nostrand
Vice Chair/Grange Representative
Severyn "Joe" Hasbrouck
2013 TREES & SHRUBS NEW!
Order Form Descriptions
******* 2013 Fish Sale *******
-- March 15 Crop Insurance Deadline- contact your local Farm Service Agency
--March 14 Funding Workshop- Microloan & Value Added Producer Grants
--March 31 NYS DEC Water Use reporting for Agricultural Facilities
How to Apply for USDA Programs
IMPORTANT LETTER FROM THE FARM SERVICE AGENCY
- Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offered by USDA
- Stormwater Permitting Reference Center added to Stormwater Erosion & Sediment Control Page
Updated Tractor Safety Information
- Mobile Grass Pelletizer: Alternative Green Energy
-Wallkill River Watershed Conservation and Management Plan updated with plan and appendices.
-Updated copies of The Contractors Blue Book Erosion and Sediment Control Field Note Books are now available.