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By 1934, 83% of Alabama land was damaged due to erosion. Conservation
Districts were born out of necessity in the 1930's Dust Bowl when America's
topsoil rapidly eroded. With the help of the "Father of Soil Conservation" Hugh
Hammond Bennett, Congress declared...
Conservation Programs & Education
Upcoming Events & Workshops
The District is responsible for carrying out conservation stewardship programs as they relate to the current Farm Bill. The District has a close working relationship with the USDA-NRCS helping to carry out these programs together. The District also has a few conservation programs of their own that are conducted with the assistance of NRCS.
The District also hosts several educational events for students and adults.
Litter Quitters Video Competition
April 10th-22nd | a high school program incorporating a classroom presentation about the negative effects of litter. Schools submit one video into the county wide competition for public voting.
2021 Tree Giveaway
March 19 | The District is partnering with the Jefferson County Forestry Commission to provide a limited amount of trees to the public. Customer should pre-order their trees for a drive thru pick up on March 19 between 12:30 pm to 6 pm. Visit our pre-order site to submit your order by March 18th.
Prescribed Burning Workshop
May TBD | An upcoming workshop for landowners who are interested in learning the benefits and process for prescribed burning in Jefferson County.