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Conservation Compliance

 

Conservation Compliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: Tony Jenkins

Title: State Resource Conservationist

Phone: (207) 990-9557

Email: tony.jenkins@usda.gov

WC Provision Contact

Name: Tony Jenkins

Title: State Resource Conservationist

Phone: (207) 990-9557

Email: tony.jenkins@usda.gov

 

HELC/WC Technical Resources

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

Maine

Other Maine Resources

Maine HELC/WC Fact Sheets

Maine Mitigation Fact Sheet
Maine Certified Wetland Determination Fact Sheet
Maine Appeals Fact Sheet

Maine HELC/WC Success Stories

 

 

 

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