Announcements

  • The next meeting of the District Board of Supervisors will be held on January 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the District office at 186 Halsey Road, Hampton Township (Mailing address Newton, NJ 07860.)
  • Congratulations to our two new Board Members. At its meeting of September 12, 2016, the State Soil Conservation Committee voted unanimously to appoint Richard Vohden and Natalie Burger as Supervisors of the SCSCD. We congratulate them on their appointment.

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.