Who we are...
came out of troubled times - during the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.
Dust storms ravaged the Nation's farmland, stripping away millions of
tons of topsoil. Huge dust clouds carried the soil hundreds of miles,
all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Since that time,
has kept a commitment to protecting and conserving soil and other
natural resources on America's private lands.
is known worldwide for it's accomplishments and innovations in
conservation. The people of
are recognized for their talent, dedication, and ingenuity in making
the agency's programs work. Participation in
programs is voluntary-the people we serve want us with them as they
take the necessary steps to reduce erosion, protect wildlife, promote
good land use, and other measures to preserve the Nations natural
resources for future generations.
we take pride in our partnerships. We work with local soil and water
conservation districts to let people know how important it is to
conserve natural resources...and, together, we work with them on how
to do it.