Conservation Districts are independent units of state government, responsible for carrying out natural resource stewardship programs at the local level. In our county, this is achieved through both conservation education and field applications of conservation practices. Across the United States, nearly 3,000 Conservation Districts help local communities use our natural resources wisely. There is a Conservation District in every county of Alabama. You can find your county on the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee website. The District partners with its sister agency, the local USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in a grassroots led conservation effort with Farm Bill programs such as: the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Together, our District Conservationist and team of Board Members decide and rank the resource concerns for the programs each year.