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5 Steps to Meet 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.

HELC Provision Contact

Name: Andi Neugebauer

Title: State Resource Conservationist

Phone: 307-233-6763


WC Provision Contact

Name: Brian Jensen

Title: State Biologist

Phone: 307-233-6740



HELC/WC Technical Resources

Information and technical resources specific to Wyoming implementation of the HELC/WC provisions are provided below:


  • County Highly Erodible (HEL) Soils Lists 
Albany Hot Springs Sheridan
Big Horn Johnson Sublette
Campbell Laramie Sweetwater
Carbon Lincoln Teton
Converse Natrona Uinta
Crook Niobrara Washakie
Fremont Park Weston
Goshen Platte  


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