Historical Aerial Photographs will be UNAVAILABLE indefinitely.

Our 1937, 1955, 1966, 1977 aerials are being scanned and will then be available through the Guilford County GIS Online Services.
Several years including: 1951, 1962, 1967, 1970, 1983, 1991, 1995, 1998 and 2000 are NOW available
through our GIS Online Services here.

 

The Soil and Water Conservation Section supports the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District, and agency that deal with soil erosion and water quality problems. The district provides technical assistance to landowners and educational programs on soil and water quality. The district also administers a State program that provides cost share funds to farmers and landowners with water quality problems to install Best Management Practices on their farms.

Conservation Programs and Services:
North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP)
A voluntary program designed to encourage the use of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for agricultural production. This program provides cost share and incentive payments for conservation measures that improve water quality.
NCACSP Applicationclick here
NCACSP Best Practicesclick here

Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)
A voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various BMP’s on urban, suburban and rural lands, not directly involved in agricultural production. This program provides cost share and technical assistance for the installation of stormwater best management practices on non-agricultural land.
NCCCAP Applicationclick here

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
To provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as reauthorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill). For more information call the Greensboro Service Center NRCS Office at 336-375-5401 x 3

Voluntary Agricultural District Program
Landowners voluntarily commit to enhance the identity of their agriculture community by encouraging the voluntary preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development. This is a voluntary, free program for farm owners of 20 acres of forestland, 10 contiguous acres of farmland and 5 acres of horticultural land.

VAD EVAD Applicationclick here

Guilford VAD Informational Brochure – click here

2011 VAD Ordinanceclick here

District No-Till Drill

  • The district now has a fully operational Weed Wiper at the rental rate of $50.00 first day and $30 for each successive day;  to be used by the user/lessee for the purpose of controlling weed competition in hay, cropland and pastureland. (RENTAL MINIMUM COST is $50.00)
  • Call the Jamey Walker to find out more information or to check availability (O) 336.641.2443 (C) 336.207.8694
  • The district ca provide technical services in planning and/or, where required, certifying land treatments/conservation practices on the farm or field being treated by the land user/lessee.
  • The Weed Wiper is an efficient tool for using minimal amounts of herbicide chemicals while saving money and time.
  • The District is available to offer technical advice for planning land treatments, conservation practices and  other best management  practices being considered on the land user/lessee’s property.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:
Poster, Essay and Public Speaking Contest
NC Envirothon
Area 3 Envirothon
School Presentations
Farm Tours
Resource Conservation Workshop -Workshop at NC State for rising 10th-12th grade students
Food Land & People Workshop

EDUCATIONAL NEWSLETTER:
• Click here for the January 2018 Educational Highlights Newsletter
• Click here for the April 2018 Educational Highlights Newsletter
• Click here for the June 2018 Educational Highlights Newsletter

RESOURCE INFORMATION:
Soil Survey

We have other cost-share programs which are under USDA-NRCS and can be found on the following website: www.nc.nrcs.usda.gov

For more information please contact us:
Main Office (336)641-2440 (O) (336)641-2441 (F)
District Soil Technician, Jamey Walker (336)641-2443 (O) (336)207-8694 (M) jwalker1@guilfordcountync.gov
Soil Conservationist, Millie Langley (336)641-2442 mlangle@guilfordcountync.gov
Education Coordinator, Kyleene Rooks (336)641-2444 (O) (336)279-6122 (M) krooks@guilfordcountync.gov

Soil & Water Conservation

3309 Burlington Road, Room 108
Greensboro, NC 27405-7405
(336) 641-2440
(336) 641-2441(Fax)