Announcements

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Sussex County Soil Conservation District scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 2018 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors is scheduled for August 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the District Office at 186 Halsey Road, Newton (Hampton Township), NJ 07860.

The Board salutes Barbara Rosko of Hampton Township for 22 years of fine service to the District. Mrs. Rosko recently resigned as a member and as the chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Mrs. Rosko has served as chairman for the past 9 years.

The State Soil Conservation Committee has adopted revisions to the NJ Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The revised standards deal with soil compaction and soil health. The new regulations will go into effect on December 7, 2017. All SESC plans received after that date, must be in compliance with the new regulations. The SSCC has issued guidance on the new soil restoration requirements. These can be found on our Forms page.

Mission

The Sussex County Soil Conservation District (SCSCD) is one of 15 Soil Conservation Districts established within the State of New Jersey.  Soil Conservation Districts are considered a special purpose unit of state government. There are over 3000 Conservation Districts nationwide. The function of conservation districts are to take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that the need the  needs of the local land user for conservation of the soil, water and   related resources.

The jurisdictional area of the SCSCD is Sussex County. The SCSCD is considered the local component of the NJ Conservation Partnership which consists of local state and federal agencies. The Mission of the NJ Conservation Partnership is to provide leadership in the planning and implementation of natural resource management programs for the agricultural and development communities and the general public through a locally based delivery system in coordination with local state and federal partners.

For more information on the roles and activities of NJ SCDs click here.