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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 / WC Provision Contact

Name: Karen Dudley

Title: Resource Soil Scientist

Phone: 603-223-6026


HELC/WC Technical Resources

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

New Hampshire:

Highly Erodible HEL Soils Lists

Other New Hampshire Resources:

New Hampshire HELC/WC Fact Sheets

New Hampshire  Compliance Fact Sheet
New Hampshire Certified Wetland Determination Fact Sheet
New Hampshire Appeals Fact Sheet

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