The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service assists the Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District with technical support and administration of USDA programs. These programs put conservation on the ground and at work in Lexington County.
Conservation Technical Assistance
The Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) Program provides technical assistance supported by science-based technology and tools to help people conserve, maintain, and improve their natural resources. The CTA Program provides the technical capability, including direct conservation planning, design, and implementation assistance, that helps people plan and apply conservation on the land. This assistance is provided to individuals, groups, and communities who make natural resource management decisions on private, tribal, and other non-federal lands. NRCS, through the CTA Program, provides conservation technical assistance that address natural resource conservation issues at the local level that are of State and National concern.
View more information on the Conservation Technical Assistance Program.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a program designed to identify conservation concerns and set conservation priorities to address soil erosion, water quality, wildlife habitat and other resource issues through a community based process. EQIP is available in all 46 counties to address statewide resource concerns. Sixty-five percent of EQIP funds are targeted toward approved Conservation Priority Areas. State Conservation Priority Areas have been identified by local work groups, ranked by the State Technical Committee and submitted to Washington for approval. Practices such as field borders, filter strips and grassed waterways designed to protect water quality may also be maintained as early successional habitats to benefit Bobwhite Quail and other species. Riparian (stream side) buffer zones used to protect streams from runoff can also be highly productive areas for wildlife, providing food, cover and travel corridors.
The USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) also provides technical assistance in Conservation Planning and Aerial Photography.
For additional information, view USDA Programs or contact our office at (803) 358-8682. Our technical staff will be glad to assist you.