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.

District Supervisor Job Description

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District Contact Info

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SCD Phone Fax  Manager
Allegany 301-777-1747 x3 301-777-7632 Adam Heavner
Anne Arundel 410-571-6757   John Czajkowski
Baltimore Co. 410- 527-5920 x3 410-527-1528 Jim Ensor
Calvert 410-535-1521 x3 410-414-8006 William Clark
Caroline 410-479-1202 x3 410-479-2069 John Shepard
Carroll 410-848-8200 x3 410-848-8258 Ed Null
Catoctin 301-695-2803 x3 301-694-0270 Denny Remsburg
Cecil 410-398-4411 x3   Charles Hayes
Charles 301-638-3028   Luis Dieguez
Dorchester 410-228-5640 x3 410-228-0078 Karen Houtman
Frederick 301-695-2803 x3 301-694-0270 Denny Remsburg
Garrett 301-334-6950 x3   Shaun Sanders
Harford 410-838-6181 x3   Bill Tharpe
Howard 410-489-7987 410-489-5674 David Plummer
Kent 410-778-5150 x3 410-778-4700 Karen Miller
Montgomery 301-590-2855 301-590-2849 John Zawitoski
Prince George's 301-574-5162 x3 855-416-9660 Steve Darcey
Queen Anne's 410-758-3136 x3 410-758-3820 Tony Riggi
St. Mary's 301-475-8402 x3 301-475-8391 Bruce Young
Somerset 410-651-0370 x3   Larry Fykes
Talbot 410-822-3162 x3 410-822-3162 Craig Zinter
Washington Co. 301-797-6821 x3 301-733-5894 Elmer Weibley
Wicomico 410-546-4777 x3   Kevin Keenan
Worcester 410-632-5439 x3 410-632-2732 Doug Jones

 

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.

District Newsletters

Dorchester July-Sept, 2016, Oct-Dec 2016, Jan-Mar 2017
Charles spring 2016