St. John Valley Soil & Water Conservation District

The St. John Valley Soil & Water Conservation District strives to provide local land users, landowners, and other individuals and organizations with the information, education, and technical assistance they need to help protect and enhance Maine's natural resources and to use them wisely.

Locally Led Natural Resource Concerns of Today

The St. John Valley has a variety of natural resources. Its rich floodplain soils support numerous agricultural enterprises, its forests provide countless products for use by people worldwide, and in addition, provide much needed habitat for a variety of wildlife, and its rural character is home to thousands of people who enjoy the lifestyle that is northern New England.

In following with these resources, what comes next is an analysis of the five major land uses within the region: agriculture, forestry, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water. Each land use is further broken down into several sub-issues, each defined by its primary concerns and potential solutions. In addition, since education is an important aspect in all that we do, we have listed it as its own separate entity.

This listing is not meant to be all-inclusive in nature, but rather a guide to assist not only the District, but other land users, agencies, etc. in determining their goals for the future. As a District Supervisor or Associate Supervisor you can help set these important priorities and guide their implementation throughout the Valley. To learn more about becoming a District Supervisor click on the Staff link to the left.

Providing Local Assistance:

  • Workshops, newsletters & educational outreach
  • Grant development
  • Best management Practice (BMP) implementation
  • Watershed surveys and resource assessments
  • Link to other governmental agencies and programs
  • Topographical maps, aerial photographs and marking flags
  • Marking flags, no-till seeder rental, paint gun rental, trees and shrubs

Contact St. John Valley Soil & Water Conservation District

Diane M. Charette
District Coordinator
139 Market Street
Suite 106
Fort Kent, Maine  04743
Phone: (207) 834-3311 ext. 3
Fax: (207) 834-6435


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Aroostook County, Maine

To request additions or corrections to this entry email the Administrator