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2009 Summary of Activities

Fiscal Year 2009 Conservation Accomplishments

wetlands in southern New JerseyThe Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides technical and financial assistance to private land owners in the conservation and management of their soil, water, and other natural resources to promote productive lands and a healthy environment. NRCS’s partnership with agencies, associations, and non-profits who share our mission maximize our efforts to support productive soils, clean and abundant water, healthy plant and animal communities, clean air, an adequate energy supply, and working farm lands.

students answer questions at Envirothon soils stationIn addition to working directly with landowners, our employees participate in community events and fairs, agricultural and environmental conferences, university career fairs, Future Farmers of America land judging and other competitions, the New Jersey Envirothon, and project site demonstrations. We also provide technical training at workshops, seminars and university courses throughout the year to fulfill our agency mission of helping people help the land. In FY 2009 NRCS employees reported participation in over fifty outreach events throughout the State.

The New Jersey NRCS website provides current program information, the electronic Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG), NRCS office locations, and contact information. The website is maintained as a resource for our customers, our partners, and our staff. 


Conservation Practices Applied in 2009

All Practices Applied by Program
All Practice Applied by Resource Concern
Map of New Jersey showing conservation practices applied by program map of New Jersey showing conservation practices applied by resource concern
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Comparing Activities of Past Three Years

The chart below shows the number of conservation practices installed by county in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Click on the graph below for a larger version.

Graph of Practices Applied for 3 years 2007-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Conservation Practices Applied by County
County 2007 Totals 2008 Totals 2009 Totals
Atlantic 102 248 258
Bergen 59 62 15
Burlington 940 627 478
Camden 25 49 44
Cape May 16 13 3
Cumberland 60 112 112
Essex 14 15 12
Gloucester 136 202 150
Hudson 0 0 0
Hunterdon 628 490 1321
Mercer 296 210 80
Middlesex 91 113 67
Monmouth 321 262 118
Morris 110 80 74
Ocean 37 44 17
Passaic 15 19 8
Salem 404 300 281
Somerset 250 259 145
Sussex 133 73 126
Union 0 0 0
Warren 1144 375 464
TOTALS 4781 3553 3773