Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District


  • Encourage wise use of natural resources, improve water quality and preserve the aesthetic quality of Jackson County.
  • Expand the educational program of the District
  • Seek increased funding through cost share and grants.
  • Increase public awareness of the conservation program and services provided by the District.
  • Network and combine resources with other agencies to expand conservation efforts in the District.

Functions, Objectives, and Duties
The District exists to carry out a program for resource development and conservation of our natural resources. This is accomplished by assisting land users in the proper care and use of land as it relates to conservation of our natural resources. The main objective is to provide a quality environment and higher standard of living while protecting our natural resources.

The district will do so by providing the following assistance:

  • Work to control erosion and improve water quality through encouraging best management practices.
  • Encourage wise use of natural resources and discourage practices that degrade the aesthetic quality of our county.
  • Support, be familiar with and keep abreast of regulations and laws pertaining to clean water, erosion and sedimentation, and agricultural waste management.
  • Cooperate with local regulatory agencies in the education of landusers about good stewardship of our natural resources.
  • Expand current educational programs in schools and to the public to increase awareness of natural resources and the importance of conservation.
  • Provide technical assistance, free of charge, to all landusers of Jackson County.
  • Provide financial assistance to our agricultural community for the installation of best management practices as prescribed by the policies and procedures of federal and state programs.


Contact Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District

Frankie J. Ruff
Administrative Officer
538 Scotts Creek Road
Community Services Building, Suite 110
Sylva, North Carolina  28779-3250
Phone: (828) 586-5465
Fax: (828) 631-9183


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Jackson County, North Carolina

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