Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation District

 The Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to conserve the soil, water, and related natural resources of Buncombe County by providing education, information, technical assistance, and economic incentives to county citizens and by establishing new programs in concert with other appropriate agencies and organizations to meet changing needs.

Services provided by Soil & Water Conservation
◦Technical Assistance (advice and/or planning) on erosion control and water quality issues. Clients are served through visits to our office, phone consultations, and site visits. Agronomists, engineers, soil scientists, and other specialists from a number of local, state, and federal agencies work closely with the District staff to serve our client’s needs. Some of the areas the District assists with are:
◦Soil Erosion
◦Animal Waste Management
◦Stream Bank Stabilization
◦Pond Site Assessments
◦Nutrient Management
◦Plants for Erosion Control
◦Storm Water Control
◦Spring Development
◦Riparian Restoration
◦Private Access Road Layout
◦Urban Erosion Control
◦Educational Programs such as:
◦Presentations to school classes, civic organizations, community clubs, and others.
◦Annual Poster, Essay, and Public Speaking contests for students
◦Environmental Education Field Days for students
◦Workshops such as Project Wet, Project Wild, and Aquatic Wild
◦Special Exhibits (Mtn. State Fair, etc.)
◦Environmental Education Newsletters
◦Video Library
◦Educational Materials (cartoon booklets, etc.)

Contact Buncombe Soil and Water Conservation District

Gary Higgins
155 Hilliard Avenue
Suite 204
Asheville, North Carolina  28801-3660
Phone: (828) 250-4785
Fax: (828) 251-4908


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Buncombe County, North Carolina

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