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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: Gary Hankins
Title: State Soil Scientist - HELC/WC State Specialist
Phone: (706) 546-2077

HELC/WC Technical Resources

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

Georgia ‚Äč| County Highly Erodible HEL Soil Lists

Appling

Candler

Dade

Gilmer

Jefferson

Mitchell

Richmond

Troup

Atkinson

Carroll

Dawson

Glascock

Jenkins

Monroe

Rockdale

Turner

Bacon

Catoosa

Decatur

Glynn

Johnson

Montgomery

Schley

Twiggs

Baker

Charlton

DeKalb

Gordon

Jones

Morgan

Screven

Union

Baldwin

Chatham

Dodge

Grady

Lamar

Murray

Seminole

Upson

Banks

Chattahoochee

Dooly

Greene

Lanier

Muscogee

Spalding

Walker

Barrow

Chattooga

Dougherty

Gwinnett

Laurens

Newton

Stephens

Walton

Bartow

Cherokee

Douglas

Habersham

Lee

Oconee

Stewart

Ware

Ben Hill

Clarke

Early

Hall

Liberty

Oglethorpe

Sumter

Warren

Berrien

Clay

Echols

Hancock

Lincoln

Paulding

Talbot

Washington

Bibb

Clayton

Effingham

Haralson

Long

Peach

Taliaferro

Wayne

Bleckley

Clinch

Elbert

Harris

Lowndes

Pickens

Tattnall

Webster

Brantley

Cobb

Emanuel

Hart

Lumpkin

Pierce

Taylor

Wheeler

Brooks

Coffee

Evans

Heard

Macon

Pike

Telfair

White

Bryan

Colquitt

Fannin

Henry

Madison

Polk

Terrell

Whitfield

Bulloch

Columbia

Fayette

Houston

Marion

Pulaski

Thomas

Wilcox

Burke

Cook

Floyd

Irwin

McDuffie

Putnam

Tift

Wilkes

Butts

Coweta

Forsyth

Jackson

McIntosh

Quitman

Toombs

Wilkinson

Calhoun

Crawford

Franklin

Jasper

Meriwether

Rabun

Towns

Worth

Camden

Crisp

Fulton

Jeff Davis

Miller

Randolph

Treutlen

 

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.)

Georgia HELC/WC Fact Sheets

Mitigation Success Story

Georgia Certified Wetland Determination Fact Sheet (PDF; 288KB) 

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