Services

The Rockingham County Conservation District delivers natural resource conservation services at the local level by coordinating funding and natural resource professionals to design and implement projects.  We work with a wide range of local, state, and federal partners in our mission to conserve natural resources.  In general our services fall into three categories:

Conservation Partnerships with Municipalities and Organizations

These partnerships typically involve grant writing assistance and collaboration on specific conservation projects.  These are typically initiated by a municipality or non-profit organization. Examples include:

  • Conservation Grant Application Assistance
  • Non-Point Source Pollution Control
  • Watershed Management
  • Natural Resource Evaluation
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Sustainable Agriculture Promotion
  • Green Energy and Conservation
  • Conservation Easements/Open Space
  • Education & Outreach

Municipal Review Assistance, Plan Reviews, Impact Assessment, Monitoring

Services to municipalities include providing technical expertise regarding natural resource impacts and impact minimization associated with development projects so that municipal officials can make informed decisions regarding project approvals. Examples include:

  • Stormwater Management Plan Review
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Review
  • Wastewater Disposal Test Pit Witnessing
  • Wastewater Disposal System Reviews
  • Natural Resource Impact Evaluation
  • Wetland Impact Permit Reviews
  • Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Compliance
  • Construction Monitoring & Compliance
  • Conservation & Agriculture Zoning Assistance
  • Contracted Conservation Easement Monitoring

For our latest brochure on this subject:  Municipal Services 2012

Landowner Assistance, Landowner-initiated Conservation

Landowner services includes working with landowners to educate them about land stewardship, conservation easements, and federal assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other programs. Examples include:

  • Guidance on Best Management Practices
  • Current Use Application Assistance
  • Soil Potential Index Calculation
  • Soil Interpretation
  • Conservation Easements
  • Sustainable Agriculture

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