Jefferson County Conservation Services

Conservation districts are the local connection between those who use and work the land to the education, technical know­how, and resources they need to be good stewards of our natural resources. 

Funding for various Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs becomes available each year to assist land users achieve their conservation goals. Explore the programs below, and contact your local district administrative coordinator to determine your eligibility.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Agricultural land easements protect the long­term viability of the nation’s food supply by preventing conversion of productive working lands to nonagricultural uses. Land protected by agricultural land easements provides additional public benefits, including environmental quality, historic preservation, wildlife habitat, and protection of open space.

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Through CSP, participants take additional steps to improve resource condition including soil quality, water quality, water quantity, air quality, and habitat quality, as well as energy.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Eligible program participants receive financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices, or activities such as conservation planning, that address natural resource concerns on their land.

The Jefferson County Board typically meets every fourth week of the month. Please contact our office to confirm date, location, and time.

Jefferson County is the clearinghouse for the SWCC Alabama Handbook and Field Guide for Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management on Construction Sites and Urban Areas. Contact our office to order this item in hard copy, CD, or a condensed field-version.

We also provide free soil test boxes to area farmers, gardeners, and homeowners.