Guernsey Soil & Water Conservation District
Mission: Promote, through education and technical assistance, the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
2023 Guernsey SWCD Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
2022 Guernsey SWCD Fish Sale
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Guernsey Soil and Water Supervisor Election
335C Old National Rd. P.O. Box 310 Old Washington Oh. 43768
Phone: 740-489-5276 Fax: 740-489-5278 www.guernseyswcd.org
For Immediate Release:
The Ohio Soil
and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the
1.) At the SWCD office,
2.) At the SWCD Annual Meeting, which will
take place at
3.) Voting absentee from
1. Steve Douglass
2. Frank Motta
Friday, May 20, 2022
Conservation Day Camp 2022
Conservation Day Camp is back! June 16th & 17th! Ages 8-11
Please fill out the registration form and mail or drop it off at our office. Registration is limited to the first 20 kids. See camp brochure and forms below. We will be accepting registration forms until June 13th. Call our office with any questions, thanks!
(740) 489-5276 🎣🏹🌱
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Wild Wednesday at Deerassic!
Come attend this free Event at Deerassic! Our Wildlife Specialist will be giving a presentation on Nuisance Wildlife Identification, Damage and Prevention!
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
2022 Guernsey SWCD Tree Sale!
2022 Spring Tree Sale flyer!
We are now accepting orders. Payment is due with your order.
We do not accept orders over the phone.
If you would like one mailed to you, please call our office @ (740) 489-5276 and we will get one out to you right away.
We have limited quantities and our orders are filled on a first come-first serve basis!
*Tree pick up is slated for mid-April, but that is subject to change with shipping
Thursday, October 28, 2021
NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities for FY2022
NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities for FY2022
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) andAgricultural Management Assistance (AMA)program. While USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accepts applications for these programs year-round, producers and landowners should apply by state-specific, ranking dates to be considered for this year’s funding. For Ohio, this includes Jan. 14, 2022 for EQIP, CSP, RCPP, and AMA. ACEP ranking dates are Dec. 3 for Agricultural Land Easement and Dec.17 for Wetland Reserve Program. CSP FY23 Renewal’s ranking date is tentatively scheduled for March 31, 2022.
Through conservation programs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help producers and landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural resources, build resiliency, and contribute to the nation’s broader effort to combat the impacts of climate change.
“NRCS conservation programs are good for Ohio’s natural resources and for your operation’s bottom line,” said Lori Ziehr, NRCS Acting State Conservationist in Ohio. “Whether this is your first time working with NRCS or you want to take conservation to the next level on your land, we encourage you to contact your local NRCS field office to learn more.”
Applying for Assistance
NRCS accepts applications for its conservation programs year-round. These dates account for producer needs, staff workload and ensure potential participants have ample opportunity to apply. Producers should apply by their state’s ranking dates to be considered for funding in the current cycle. Funding is provided through a competitive process.
Ranking dates for all programs and states are available at nrcs.usda.gov/staterankingdates. Applications received after ranking dates will be automatically deferred to the next funding period. Producers, landowners and forest managers interested in applying for assistance should contact the NRCS at their local USDA Service Center, or contact Jay McElroy for the Guernsey / Noble County NRCS Office. He can be contacted at 740-421-3370; or at 1300 Clark St. Unit 10, Cambridge, OH 43725.
EQIP provides cost share assistance for producers to use 170-plus conservation practices to address a wide variety of resource concerns. Within EQIP, Conservation Incentive Contracts allow producers to further target priority resource concerns. CSP helps producers take their conservation activities to the
next level through comprehensive conservation and advanced conservation activities. ACEP helps producers enroll wetlands, grasslands and farmlands into easements for long-term protection. Additionally, through RCPP, producers and landowners can work with partners who are co-investing with NRCS on targeted projects.
Historically Underserved Producer Benefits
Special provisions are also available for historically underserved producers. For EQIP, historically underserved producers are eligible for advance payments to help offset costs related to purchasing materials or contracting services up front. In addition, historically underserved producers can receive higher EQIP payment rates (up to 90% of average cost). NRCS sets aside EQIP, CSP and ACEP funds for historically underserved producers.
NRCS also recently announced the availability of funding for cooperative agreements for partners to provide outreach and support for historically underserved producers. Applications from individuals and entities are due Oct. 25.
Conservation Practices and Climate
NRCS conservation programs play a critical role in USDA’s commitment to partnering with farmers, ranchers, forest landowners and local communities to deliver climate solutions that strengthen agricultural operations and rural America. States may prioritize a variety of voluntary conservation practices through these NRCS programs, including those that support climate-smart agriculture and forestry (CSAF).
In fiscal year 2022, EQIP and CSP will provide targeted funding for CSAF practices, and Conservation Incentive Contracts – a new EQIP program – will be available nationwide with an emphasis on CSAF practices. Building on these efforts, NRCS will also prioritize climate investments through ACEP, RCPP and Conservation Innovation Grants.
Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is engaged in a whole-of-government effort to combat the climate crisis and conserve and protect our nation’s lands, biodiversity and natural resources including our soil, air and water. Through conservation practices and partnerships, USDA aims to enhance economic growth and create new streams of income for farmers, ranchers, producers and private foresters. Successfully meeting these challenges will require USDA and our agencies to pursue a coordinated approach alongside USDA stakeholders, including State, local and Tribal governments.
USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. In the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Guernsey SWCD Seeks Wildlife/ Forestry Specialist
Wildlife/Forestry Specialist Job Opening with Guernsey SWCD
Responsibilities: Providing education, technical assistance, and field assistance to landowners,
primarily in wildlife & forestry issues. Aides in educational programming
in local school systems. Minimum of 2-year degree and/or related experience in wildlife, forestry,
or natural resources management. Prefer experience in Microsoft Office and ArcGIS software.
Resume & cover letter must be submitted/post-dated by November 29, 2021 by 8 am. You can email them to:
Or mail them to:
335C Old National Rd.
P.O. Box 310
Old Washington, OH 43768