NOTICE – Effective July 1, 2020 the Warren and Sussex County Soil Conservation Districts will be merging to form the Upper Delaware Conservation District. During the transition and until the new District website and emails are created please refer to the Warren District website for any forms and fee schedule. The new District website will be listed there when available.

The staff currently serving Sussex County will remain the same and can be reached at 224 W. Stiger St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 and via phone at 908-852-2579. The District Manager will continue to be Sandra Myers and she can be reached via email at until the new email addresses are created.

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.


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.