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 Brochureclick here

2011 VAD Ordinanceclick here

District No-Till Drill
The district has a No till Drill that you can rent, to renovate your hay fields, pastures or wildlife meadows. Cost: $10.00/ Acre
It is available by appointment only: Call Jamey Walker at 336-641-2443 to reserve (or the office at 641-2440)

No-Till Drill Facts and Information
• It is a Truax Flex II Drill (5.5 ft. planting width)
• Can plant any grass seeds, small grains (wheat, oats, barley, etc.), clover, soybeans
• Requires minimum 35 horsepower tractor with hydraulic hook up
• Hitch Pin Hook up
• Must be transported at a Max of 20 MPH
• Puts out seed only…Does NOT put out fertilizer

Poster, Essay and Public Speaking Contest
• 2016 Auxillary Grant Application – K-12 educators $500. Applications due December 1st.
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

• Click here for the Fall 2016 Educational Highlights Newsletter

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

Soil & Water Conservation

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

Tree Seedling Sale

View the sale flyer and order form below.