Plymouth County Conservation District Seeks Input
On Natural Resource Concerns
The Plymouth County Conservation District is developing an inventory of what still needs to be done in our county. Help prioritize the work load and ultimately help direct Farm Bill Programs and other programs toward natural resource sustainability. We will be working with a Local Working Group to identify conservation needs, critical natural resources issues and geographic areas of concern. We ask any and all interested people in the county to join us. If you would like more information, please email
or contact the District Office at 508-295-5495 ext 4.
The Plymouth County Conservation District is a subdivision of state government established to identify natural resource problems within the county and develop programs to solve them. Their primary vehicle for addressing concerns is through relationships with cooperating agencies of USDA and Farm Bill Programs as well as Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. They also work with the Pilgrim Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D), UMass Cranberry Station, Cooperative Extension, the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association and Bristol County Conservation District.
The 2008 Farm Bill included conservation and environmental incentive programs to encourage farmers and forest owners to adopt conservation practices to improve the natural resources on and around their lands. Last year over 2.4 million federal dollars was invested in environmental improvements on private lands in Plymouth County. That was doubled with the landowner and state match for more than 5 million dollars of conservation work applied on the land.