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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/WC Provision Contact
Name: Bir Thapa

Title: State Soil Scientist
Phone: 801-524-4573

HELC/WC Technical Resources

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


Highly Erodible HEL Soils Lists

Other Utah Resources

Utah Success Stories

NRCS Success Story Link

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