In The Beginning. 1935 —Public Law 46 was passed by Congress: Established soil and water conservation and wise land use as a national policy Created the USDA—Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Governor Olin D. Johnston signed the SC Conservation District
Law on April 17, 1937.
These agreements establish the working relationship between the United States Secretary of Agriculture, State of South Carolina, SC Department of Natural Resources and each conservation district in South Carolina.
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FARM BILL IMPLEMENTATION
Man Working in Harmony with Nature
Caesar’s Head, SC
Photo by Trevor Zion Bauknight
Pawleys’ Island Sunrise
“All lands of the State are among the basic assets of the State and the preservation of these lands is necessary to promote the health, safety and general welfare of its people. . .”
“It is further declared to be the policy of the General Assembly to provide for the conservation of the soil and water resources of this State…”
8.2 million acres under a conservation plan
Coordinate conservation planning on public lands
Develop comprehensive plans for the conservation of soil and water resources on private lands
Conducts surveys and research relating to soil erosion, flood and sediment damage, and water conservation
Ridge Road Project
Conduct surveys, design, and other assistance to private landowners to improve soil and water quality.
Make available machinery, fertilizer, seeds, seedlings, and other material and equipment for the conservation of soil and water resources
- Clarendon Conservation District
- Greenville Conservation District
- Sumter Conservation District
In addition numerous Districts provide input on stormwater plans
and most importantly,
Land, Water & Conservation Division,
Von Snelgrove, Division Chief