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Conservation Compliance

Conservation Compliance






Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Provisions

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/WC Provision Contact

Name: Shannon Weaver


Phone: 334-887-4533









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.)

HELC/WC Technical Resources

Mitigation Success Story offsite link image    

Avoiding Wetland Violations Fact Sheet

Alabama County Highly Erodible HEL Soil Lists

(Coming Soon)