NRCS:  https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/in/home/

FSA: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/

IASWCD: http://iaswcd.org/

Invasive Species: http://www.sicim.info/

Web Soil Survey: This site will let you know what soil you have and the qualities of the soil in an area of interest. https://websoilsurvey.sc.egov.usda.gov/App/HomePage.htm

Unlock the Secrets of the Soil:https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/soils/health/

Forestry: Full Directory of Foresters

Clearing Wooded Areas or Bringing New Land Into Production
Agricultural producers are reminded to consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking out new ground for production as doing so without prior authorization may put a producer’s federal farm program benefits in jeopardy. This is especially true for land that must meet Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions.

Producers with HEL determined soils must apply tillage, crop residue and rotation requirements as specified in their conservation plan.  Land determined to be a wetland has significant use restrictions.  Participants should ensure they are aware of any existing technical determinations for acreage they own or operate.

Producers should notify FSA prior to conducting land clearing or drainage projects to ensure compliance.  If you intend to clear any trees, woody vegetation, or improve drainage to create new cropland, these areas will need to be reviewed to ensure any work will not risk your eligibility for benefits.

Landowners and operators can complete form AD-1026 Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) Certification to determine whether a referral to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is necessary.

The Bartholomew County Soil and Water Conservation District provides quality assistance and education empowering the citizens of Bartholomew County to conserve and protect natural resources.

Contact Us
1040 2nd Street
Columbus, IN  47201
Office: 812-378-1280 ext. 3
Email: heather.shireman@in.nacdnet.net

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