The Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD) serves as the voice for Maryland's 24 soil and water conservation districts on state legislative issues. It also provides a forum for training, policy-making and the exchange of information at their annual  and quarterly gatherings.

MASCD Mission is to: promote practical and effective soil, water, and related natural resources programs to all citizens through individual conservation districts on a voluntary basis through leadership, education, cooperation and local direction. 

New Riparian Buffer Resource

Forest buffers are one of the most cost-effective practices for reducing pollution. But what other benefits can they bring the Chesapeake Bay? A new resource is now available for Districts and other partners in the Chesapeake region that work to restore riparian buffers. Click details for more. 

Montgomery County farmer Drew Stabler Recipient of the 2016 Good Steward Program

Drew Stabler didn’t learn the importance of conservation and sustainable farming so much as he absorbed it throughout a lifetime and six decades of farming.

His journey to achieve sustainability earned Stabler recognition from the National Corn Growers Association for Good Stewardship during the recent 2016 Commodity Classic convention and trade show. more

"The Science of Soil Health: Going Deeper"

Scientest Dr. Ray Weil, author of the 15th edition of The Nature and Properties of Soils, discusses nutrient and water-holding capacity below the 8-10 inches of soil.


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Maryland Farm Stewardship Certification and Assessment Program

May 2017 Partnership Press

2016 Annual Report

Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan