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Ohio NRCS Conservation Programs

NRCS' conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters.  NRCS provides funding opportunities for agricultural producers and other landowners through these programs.  Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.

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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Conservation Technical Assistance Program and Activities

Environmental Improvement Programs

Stewardship Programs

National Watershed Programs

Easement Programs

Community Assistance Programs and Activities

Technical Processes, Tools, and Other Technical Resources

Conservation Issues and Strategies

Resource Inventory and Assessment

Compliance, Appeals, Mediation, Relief

NRCS Drought Assistance

Ohio NRCS Projects


John Wilson, Assistant State Conservationist for Programs
200 N. High St., Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 255-2480

Barbara Baker, Assistant State Conservationist for Natural Resources (Easements)
200 N. High St., Room 522, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 255-2502

Historically Underserved Clients:  Agricultural producers (individuals, joint operations or entities) who qualify as a Beginning Farmer, a Socially Disadvantaged Farmer, or Limited Resource Farmer, will be eligible to receive a higher financial assistance payment for contracted practices, if selected for a contract.  Individuals, Joint Operations or entities must self-certify they meet the criteria for any of the above designations (Click here for more information on Historically Underserved Clients -