• The Board of Supervisors meeting for July 27, 2016 has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for August 24, 2016.
    NOTICE OF VACANCY – Deadline Extended to July 29

The Nominating Committee of the Sussex County Soil Conservation District (SCSCD) is seeking candidates for the position of member of the Board of Supervisors for the District. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Vacancies currently exist for two unexpired terms running through June 30, 2018. The Board of Supervisors oversees the operations of the SCSCD in accordance with NJ state law. Candidates must be a resident of Sussex County and have an interest in natural resource conservation. Members of the Board of Supervisors are not paid, but are eligible for reimbursement of expenses. The Nominating Committee is charged with ensuring that the Board members reflect the geographic distribution of the County as well as reflect the various interest areas of the constituents of the District. The Nominating Committee will consider all applications and make recommendations to the NJ State Soil Conservation Committee (SSCC). The final selection will be made by the NJ SSCC.

Interested candidates should submit an application, a letter of interest and resume to the SCSCD Nominating Committee, 186 Halsey Road, Newton, NJ 07860. The application can be found on the home page of the District website at The materials may also be submitted via e-mail to All questions may be directed to the SCSCD District Manager, Clifford R. Lundin at 973-579- 5074 or at All applications must be received by no later than July 29, 2016.


Clifford R. Lundin
District Manager
Sussex County SCD


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.

2015- The International Year of the Soil
2015 has been designated as the International year of the Soil. The designation is part of an international effort to encourage soil health initiatives. For information on soils click on the link below:
2015 Soil Health Initiative (this file is large, it may take a few minutes to display)

Fred Hough, a retired daily farmer of Wantage NJ, has served as a volunteer member of the SCSCD Board of Supervisors for the past 45 years. Fred has held that post of Supervisor longer than any other Supervisor in the history of the District. The Board of Supervisors recently held a luncheon in Fred’s honor at that Boathouse Restaurant on Swartswood Lake. Pictured below is Fred receiving an award from Dan Mull, District Conservationist for the US, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hackettstown Service Center and Barbara Rosko, SCSCD Chairwoman.

Supervisors Salute Fred Hough