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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
Ashokan Basin Project Manager
CSBI Program Coordinator
Stream Assessment Coordinator
IT Specialist- OCIO
Board of Directors
Chair - Farm Bureau representative
Severyn "Joe" Hasbrouck
Vice Chair - At Large representative
Secretary/Treasurer - Farm Bureau representative
Fred Van Nostrand
At Large - Grange representative
Tracey Bartels, UC Legislator
Jim Delaune, UC Legislator
January 2017 Newsletter
4 Hour Contractor Training in Erosion and Sediment Control now available
Applications for Inclusion into a NYS Certified Agricultural District Now Available from Ulster County Planning Department
TREES & SHRUBS Check in January 2018 for the new order forms
Fish Sale Check in March 2018 for new order forms- thanks for your suppport
NYS Grown & Certified Program
NYS DEC Water Use reporting for Agricultural Facilities
How to Apply for USDA Programs
- Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) offered by USDA
- Stormwater Permitting Reference Center added to Stormwater Erosion & Sediment Control Page
Updated Tractor Safety Information
-Updated copies of The Contractors Blue Book Erosion and Sediment Control Field Note Books are now available.