OUR MISSION: To provide education and leadership in the conservation and sustainable use of soil and water- related resources through cooperative programs that protect, restore and improve our environment.
Being a "cooperator" is like being a member of your local Conservation District.
The Homer Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise use of soils, water, and related land resources. By encouraging informed and sustainable use of these resources, the District promotes local environmental quality and economic vitality. By signing this agreement and becoming a "cooperator" with the Soil and Water Conservation District, landowners and managers receive:
Technical assistance and guidance related to land use issues that interest you
Soil and Forage testing
Cost-share assistance for some activities, such as invasive weed control and establishment of rain gardens
Help accessing USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) financial assistance
Right to run and vote in elections for the District Board of Supervisors, which is comprised
of local landowners and oversees District operations;
Spring and Fall District Newsletters
In return, cooperators pledge to make good faith efforts to apply the planning assistance they receive. It is a free of charge, voluntary and non-binding way to manage your land to meet your development goals while helping to maintain the ecological needs of your area and greater community.
Become a Cooperator!