Soil & Water Conservation DistrictSoil & Water Conservation District<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"><span style="background:yellow;"><span style="background-color:white;">Burke</span></span> Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications from both agricultural and urban land users in <span style="background:yellow;"><span style="background-color:white;">Burke</span></span> County for the North Carolina Agricultural Cost Share Program and the Community Conservation Assistance Program.<span style="">  </span>These programs are intended to assist land users with technical and financial assistance to install Best Management Practices (BMPs) which are designed to address water quality and soil erosion problems. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style=""><span style="color:#ff0000;">  </span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:#ff0000;">Please call the <span style="background:yellow;"><span style="background-color:white;">Burke</span></span> Soil and Water Conservation District for more information at <span style="background:yellow;"><span style="background-color:white;">828-439-9727, Ext 3</span></span>.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color:#ff0000;"></span> </p><p><strong><em>Soil and Water -- Your's for Life!</em></strong></p><p>Soil and Water Conservation Districts are subdivisions of State Government. There are 96 Districts in North Carolina, covering the state’s 100 counties. Districts promote the wise use and management of our natural resources - soil, water, air, plants and animals. The Burke Soil and Water Conservation District’s objectives are secured largely through voluntary cooperation of landowners.</p><p>The District works closely with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA, NRCS) and the Division of Soil and Water Conservation - Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). NRCS provides soil conservation specialists to help landowners and landusers. The Division provides financial, technical and administrative support to the District.</p><p>The District provides educational services for schools, civic groups and many other organizations. If you have questions please contact us at: 828.439.9727 Ext. 3.</p><p>The District is Goverened by a five member Board which consists of two members appointed by the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission and three members which are elected by the citizens of Burke County, to a four-year staggered term on a non-partisan basis. Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at the Agricultural Building.</p>

 

 

Programs<h1>​Learn more about the programs we have to offer:</h1><p> </p><ul><li><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><a href="/departments/soil-and-water-conservation/programs/agricultural-cost-share-program"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">North Carolina Agricultural Cost-Share Program</span></a></h2></li></ul><ul><li><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><a href="/departments/soil-and-water-conservation/programs/environmental-education-programs"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Environmental Education Programs</span></a></h2></li></ul><ul><li><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><a href="/departments/soil-and-water-conservation/programs/no-till-drill-rental-program"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">No-Till Drill Rental Program</span></a></h2></li></ul><ul><li><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><a href="/departments/soil-and-water-conservation/programs/voluntary-agricultural-district-program"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Burke Voluntary Agricultural District Program</span></a></h2></li></ul>https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Pages/DispForm.aspx?ID=6https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Pages/DispForm.aspx?ID=6https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservationleaann.branch@burkenc.org | Lea Ann Branch | 693A30232E777C6275726B655C6C6561616E6E2E6272616E6368 i:0#.w|burke\leaann.branch5/4/2016 6:16:01 PM08082aspxhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Pages/AllItems.aspxFalse

 

 

National Association of Conservation Districtshttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 National Association of Conservation Districts
North Carolina Envirothon Programhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 North Carolina Envirothon Program
Natural Resources Conservation Servicehttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Natural Resources Conservation Service
NC Forest Servicehttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 NC Forest Service
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resourceshttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
United States Department of Agriculturehttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 United States Department of Agriculture
Natural Resources Conservation Servicehttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Natural Resources Conservation Service
North Carolina Office of Environmental Educationhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 North Carolina Office of Environmental Education
United States Geological Survey https://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 United States Geological Survey
North Carolina Department of Agriculturehttps://intranet.burkenc.org/departments/SoilAndWaterConservation/Lists/Website Related Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=7 North Carolina Department of Agriculture