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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.

HELC Provision Contact

Name: Travis Youngberg

Title: State Agronomist

Phone: 208-378-5730

Email: travis.youngberg@usda.gov

WC Provision Contact

Name: Allyson Young

Title: Resource Soil Scientist

Phone: 208-209-4351

Email: allyson.young@usda.gov

 

HELC/WC Technical Resources

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


Idaho

County Highly Erodible HEL Soil Lists:
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is responsible for providing program participants technical assistance and determinations to assist them in complying with the provisions.

Ada Cassia East Kootenai
Adams-Washington Cassia West Latah
Bannock Clark Lewis-Nez Perce
Bear Lake Clearwater Madison
Benewah Custer-Lemhi Middle Fork Payette River
Bingham Duck Valley Indian Reservation Minidoka
Blaine Elmore Oneida
Boise Fort Hall Owyhee
Bonner Franklin Payette
Bonneville Fremont Power
Boundary Gem St. Joe
Butte Idaho Teton
Camas Jefferson Valley
Canyon Jerome Wood River
Caribou Kooskia  


Wetland Conservation Provision Job Approval Authority  (List of Agency experts that possess the requisite training, knowledge, skills, and abilities to issue technical determinations and decisions)


Other Idaho Resources

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