Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts

Voluntary

  • The soil conservation districts are not regulatory agencies. The aim of the Maryland soil conservation districts are to enhance farming operations while helping to conserve our valuable soil and clean water. They also assist local residents in finding financial help to install best management practices that protect water quality. 

SCD Mission

  • Promote practical and effective soil, water and related natural resource programs to all citizens in a timely fashion on a voluntary basis through leadership, education and cooperation.

SCD PDF Directory

Maryland's Soil Conservation Districts

The Soil Conservation Districts (SCDs) of Maryland are a political subdivision of the state. We work with local, State and Federal authorities as well as the private sector to address each County's soil and water conservation needs.

The Districts are a self-governing body, administered by a Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors are private citizens who are aware of the local environmental concerns and qualities. They are appointed (one appointed by the County; one by the Cooperative Extension Service; one by Farm Bureau and two at-large) to serve 5 year terms in their SCD.

District operations are directed by the Board and carried out by the staff.

Grants from the state and county and proceeds from special District programs account for the District's income.

Through the local soil conservation district local landowners and residents have access to technical services that help them in installing a full menu of soil conservation practices that reduce erosion and improve water quality.

Housed within the walls of each Maryland soil conservation district are soil conservation professionals from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, as well as local conservation educators and managers.

One key issue that unites all of our districts is working with their many partners in improving the health and well-being of our great regional natural resource, the Chesapeake Bay.

Districts work hard at conserving our natural resources and the quality of life for you and your family. With your assistance, we could do an even better job. If you are a farmer or landowner, become a cooperator with your local Soil Conservation District. Work with them on installing conservation practices on your agricultural land.

The soil conservation districts are not regulatory agencies. The aim of the Maryland soil conservation districts is to enhance farming operations while helping to conserve our valuable soil and clean water. They also assist local residents in finding financial help to install best management practices that protect water quality.

SCD Contact Information

Directory Listing of Districts

SCD/Web Link Phone Number FAX Number District Manager
Allegany 301-777-1747, ext. 3 301-777-7632 Craig Harsock
Anne Arundel 410-571-6757 410-224-4586 Jim Stein
Baltimore County 410- 527-5920, ext. 3 410-527-1528 Jim Ensor
Calvert 410-535-1521, ext. 3 410-535-0591 William Clark
Caroline 410-479-1202, ext. 3 410-479-2069 John Shepard
Carroll 410-848-8200, ext. 3 410-848-8258 Ed Null
Catoctin 301-695-2803, ext. 3 301-694-0270 Dawn Early
Cecil 410-398-4411, ext. 3 410-392-6530 Charles Hayes
Charles 301-934-9588, ext. 3 301-934-2845 Luis Dieguez
Dorchester 410-228-5640, ext. 3 410-228-0078 Jim Newcomb
Frederick 301- 695-2803, ext. 3 301-694-0270 Dawn Early
Garrett 301-334-6951, ext. 3 301-334-6952 Shaun Sanders
Harford 410-838-6181, ext. 3 410-879-0307 Bill Tharpe
Howard 410-489-7987 410-489-9120 Robert Ensor
Kent 410-778-5150, ext. 3 410-778-4700 Karen Miller
Montgomery 301-590-2855 301-590-2849 David Plummer
Prince George's 301-574-5162, ext. 3 301-574-5156 Dave Bourdon
Queen Anne's 410-758-3136, ext. 3 410-758-3820 Tony Riggi
St. Mary's 301-475-8402, ext 3 301-475-3620 Bruce Young
Somerset 410-651-1575, ext. 3 410-651-0598 Larry Fykes
Talbot 410-822-1583,ext. 3 410-822-3162 Craig Zinter
Washington Co 301-797-6821, ext. 3 301-733-5894 Elmer Weibley
Wicomico 410-546-4777, ext. 3 410-860-9819 Kevin Keenan
Worcester 410-632-5439, ext. 3 410-632-2732 Doug Jones


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