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Conservation Compliance

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In order to maintain eligibility for most USDA programs, producers must comply with the Highly Erodible Land Conservation (HELC) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions, agreeing they will not:

  • Produce an agricultural commodity on highly erodible land without an adequate conservation system;
  • Plant an agricultural commodity on a converted wetland;
  • Convert a wetland to make possible the production of an agricultural commodity.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for providing program participants technical assistance and determinations to assist them in complying with the provisions.

Colorado HELC/WC Provision Contact

Name: William Shoup
Title: State Soil Scientist- HELC/WC State Specialist
Phone: 720-544-2850



Given the geographical differences of wetlands, soils, and climate in each State; information and technical resources specific to Colorado implementation of the HELC/WC provisions are provided below:


County Highly Erodible HEL Soil Lists (COMING SOON)


SOSM Technical Data (COMING SOON)


Other Colorado Resources (COMING SOON)


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