The Jefferson County Conservation District deems to educate and assist the public through programs, projects and leadership in the stewardship of natural resources to sustain and enhance the quality of life.
Reviews of project plans, issue permits, and inspect earthmoving projects to assure that erosion and sedimentation controls are properly installed and maintained;
Participate in the Dirt & Gravel Road Program to help reduce the pollution potential of dirt roads;
Assist in development of projects designed to reduce or eliminate pollution from abandoned mines;
Educate developers, engineers, contractors and other professionals to implement best management practices;
Assist landowners in resolution of complaints arising from local earthmoving projects;
Conduct annual Envirothons: a program in which students learn about our natural environment through competitive events;
Work with Jefferson County Sewage Association to enforce Act 537;
Provide administrative support to the Greater Jefferson Area Council of Governments;
Offer technical assistance on farms where manure and fertilizer are applied, to ensure environmental standards are being met;
Assist farmers in developing and implementing conservation and nutrient management plans and installing BMPs;
Review Stormwater Management Plans to assure compliance with local ordinances and the Jefferson County Act 167 Plan;
Provide volunteer organizations technical assistance & assist with funding acquisition.