Soil & Water Conservation District

Our Mission

Protect the natural resources of Haywood County through education, conservation and preservation.

Soil and water conservation districts were established so that citizens could get assistance on the local level with conserving and managing important natural resources. The District is a non-regulatory agency that offers help on a voluntary basis. We have technicians who can advise you about erosion problems or tell you about the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program. A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee also works out of our office, offering several federal programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). The District also has a year-round education program that includes field days, contests, teacher workshops and many other activities designed to complement and enrich student understanding about the environment.

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Board Meetings

  • 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Agriculture Center

Annual Reports

Board of Directors Meeting- Public Welcome

September 8, 2020 at 9 a.m. 

Zoom Meeting/Teleconference 

Call 828-452-2741 ext. 3 for more information on how to attend

NC Backyard Naturalist Program

Wanting to learn more about the natural environment around you? Join experts from across the state to explore the wonderful natural resources of North Carolina in the upcoming Backyard Naturalist Program. Sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension, this program is for anyone interested in learning about the environment, is completely free and you can participate from the comfort of your home! The program consists of 15 different Zoom presentations, each featuring a different topic. Watch one or all of them! Topics include climate, soils, conservation, invasive species, stream ecology and so much more! 

Learn more at this website!