Soil & Water Conservation District -- Land Management & Available Cost-Share

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John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District presented on available land management and cost-share programs. Presentation given at the "Sources of Funding for Land Management and Land Conservation" workshop hosted by The Piedmont Environmental Council on April 23, 2014.

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Soil & Water Conservation District -- Land Management & Available Cost-Share

  1. 1. Virginia Agriculture BMPVirginia Agriculture BMP Cost-Share ProgramCost-Share Program
  2. 2. Cooperative EffortCooperative Effort The Virginia Agricultural Best Management Cost-ShareThe Virginia Agricultural Best Management Cost-Share Program (VACS) is administered by the Virginia Department ofProgram (VACS) is administered by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) through local Soil andConservation and Recreation (DCR) through local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) to improve waterWater Conservation Districts (SWCD) to improve water quality in the state’s water.quality in the state’s water.
  3. 3. Agricultural BMP’sAgricultural BMP’s  BMP‘s help reduce erosion and soil loss fromBMP‘s help reduce erosion and soil loss from the land and filter sediments containingthe land and filter sediments containing fertilizer and pesticides before it can reachfertilizer and pesticides before it can reach nearby waterways.nearby waterways.  BMP’s store and utilize animal waste.BMP’s store and utilize animal waste.  BMP’s will improve water quality.BMP’s will improve water quality.
  4. 4. Cost-ShareCost-Share  The John Marshall SWCD provides cost-share at theThe John Marshall SWCD provides cost-share at the rate of 100% of the installation cost of the Streamrate of 100% of the installation cost of the Stream Exclusion with Grazing Land Management Practice.Exclusion with Grazing Land Management Practice.  This is a limited time offer from the State throughThis is a limited time offer from the State through June 2015June 2015  In addition there are over 30 other water qualityIn addition there are over 30 other water quality improvement practices such as Tree Planting, Coverimprovement practices such as Tree Planting, Cover Crops, Nutrient Management Plan Writing andCrops, Nutrient Management Plan Writing and Cropland Conversion where participants can receiveCropland Conversion where participants can receive cost share.cost share.
  5. 5. BMP PracticesBMP Practices State Code Description of practice BMPs FR-1 Reforestation of Erodible Crop and Pastureland* FR-3 Woodland Buffer Filter Area* FR-4 Woodland Erosion Stabilization* NM-1 Nutrient Management Plan Writing and Revisions NM-3 Sidedress Application of Nitrogen on Corn NM-3B Manure Application to Corn Using Pre-sidedress Nitrate Test to Determine Need for Sidedress Nitrogen NM-4 Late Winter Split Application of Nitrogen on Small Grain SE-1 Vegetative Stabilization of Marsh Fringe Areas* SE-2 Shoreline stabilization SL-1 Permanent Vegetative Cover on Cropland* SL-3 Stripcropping Systems* SL-3B Buffer stripcropping* SL-4 Terrace System* SL-5 Diversion* SL-6 Grazing Land Protection* SL-6A Small Acreage Grazing System SL-6B Alternative Water System SL-8 Protective Cover for Specialty Crops* SL-8B Small Grain Cover Crop for Nutrient Management* SL-8H Harvestable Cover Crop SL-11 Permanent Vegetative Cover Crop on Critical Areas* SL-11B Farm Road or Heavy Traffic Animal Travel Lane Stabilization SL-15A Continuous No-till System SL-15B Continuous No-till Forage Production System WP-1 Sediment Retention, Erosion or Water Control Structure* WP-2 Streambank Protection* WP-2A Streambank Stabilization* WP-2B Stream Crossings & Hardened Accesses WP-2C Stream Channel Stabilization WP-2D Maintenance of Stream Exclusion Fencing WP-3 Sod Waterway* WP-4 Animal Waste Control Facility* WP-4B Loafing Lot Management System* WP-4C Composter Facility* WP-4D Soil Test in Support of Nutrient Management Plan WP-4E Animal Waste Structure Pumping Equipment WP-4F Animal Mortality Incinerator Facility* WP-5 Stormwater Retention Pond WP-6 Agricultural Chemical and Fertilizer Handling Facility* WP-7 Surface Water Runoff Impoundment for Water Quality WP-8 Relocation of Confined Feeding Operations from Environmentally Sensitive Areas WQ-1 Grass Filter Strips* WQ-4 Legume Cover Crop* WQ-5 Water Table Control Structure* WQ-6 Constructed Wetlands WQ-6B Wetland Restoration WQ-7 Irrigation Water Recycling System WQ-8 Fuel Storage Treatment WQ-9 Capping/plugging Abandoned Wells WQ-10 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) WQ-11 Agricultural Sinkhole Protection*
  6. 6. FencingFencing
  7. 7. Alternative Water SourcesAlternative Water Sources
  8. 8. Water TroughsWater Troughs
  9. 9. AlternativeAlternative Water SourceWater Source
  10. 10. Water TroughsWater Troughs
  11. 11. StreamStream CrossingCrossing
  12. 12. Cover CropsCover Crops
  13. 13. Nutrient ManagementNutrient Management
  14. 14. Tree PlantingTree Planting
  15. 15. A Conservation Project ProcessA Conservation Project Process Meeting with landowner Develop plan map and estimate Board approval Conservation plan development
  16. 16. Meeting with LandownerMeeting with Landowner
  17. 17. Develop Plan Map and EstimateDevelop Plan Map and Estimate
  18. 18. Board ApprovalBoard Approval  JMSWCD Board includes both appointed andJMSWCD Board includes both appointed and elected officials.elected officials.  Board meets on the 2Board meets on the 2ndnd Wednesday of every month.Wednesday of every month.  Members hear conservation practice proposals andMembers hear conservation practice proposals and vote whether or not to approve them.vote whether or not to approve them.
  19. 19. Technical AssistanceTechnical Assistance
  20. 20. Benefits of using BMP’sBenefits of using BMP’s  Reduced nonpoint source pollution to the statesReduced nonpoint source pollution to the states water.water.  Increased soil productivity.Increased soil productivity.  Increased pasture utilizationIncreased pasture utilization  Improved livestock health.Improved livestock health.  Better utilization of on farm nutrients.Better utilization of on farm nutrients.  Increase profits/decrease costs.Increase profits/decrease costs.  Create or improve wildlife habitat.Create or improve wildlife habitat.
  21. 21. SWCD’sSWCD’s  DCR:DCR: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil_and_water/index.shtmhttp://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil_and_water/index.shtm  John Marshall SWCD -John Marshall SWCD - 540-347-3021 ext. 3540-347-3021 ext. 3  Culpeper SWCD: Culpeper, Orange Madison, Greene,Culpeper SWCD: Culpeper, Orange Madison, Greene, Rappahannock -Rappahannock - 540-825-8591540-825-8591  Prince William SWCD -Prince William SWCD - 571-379-7514571-379-7514  Loudoun SWCD -Loudoun SWCD - 571-918-4530571-918-4530  Thomas Jefferson SWCD: Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna,Thomas Jefferson SWCD: Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson -Nelson - 435-975-0224435-975-0224  Tri-County/City: Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George,Tri-County/City: Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Fredricksburg -Fredricksburg - 540-433-2853540-433-2853
  22. 22. Other Sources of Cost Share andOther Sources of Cost Share and Landowner AssistanceLandowner Assistance  NRCS has many practices for soil andNRCS has many practices for soil and water conservation, wildlife and forestrywater conservation, wildlife and forestry management.management.  DGIF can give management advice forDGIF can give management advice for wildlife habitat improvement.wildlife habitat improvement.
  23. 23. Thank YouThank You

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