The Hall County Soil and Water Conservation District works hand-in-hand with the USDA Natural Rsources Conservation Service (NRCS). Together we provide technical assistance to farmers and other land users. Following are some of the conservation Programs that are available.

The purpose of the program is to assist land-users, communities, units of state and local government, and other Federal agencies in planning and implementing conservation systems. The purpose is to reduce erosion, improve soil and water quality, improve and conserve wetlands, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, improve pasture and range condition, reduce upstream flooding, and improve woodlands.

This program provides technical, educational and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address eligible soil, water and related natural resource concerns on the lands in an environmentally beneficial and cost-effective manner. The purposes of the program are achieved through the implementation of a conservation plan which includes structural, vegetative, and land management practices on eligible land.

The Grazing Land Conservation Initiative works to ensure that technical, educational, and related assistance are provided to people that own private grazing lands. Heightened technical assistancce offers producers an opportunity to improve grazing land management, reduce soil erosion, conserve water, provide habitat for wildlife, sustain forage and grazing plants, use plants to sequester greenhouse gases and increase soil organic matter, and using grazing lands as a source of biomass energy and raw materials for industrial products. More information can be found at http://www.ga.nrcs.usda.gov/gatechnical/glci/glci.html