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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.
2021 Photo Contests
May 1st - August 2nd | The District's 3rd annual specialist and instagram photography contests are now open to submit entries! Contact the District to receive the entry form and official rules. Winners will receive a cash prize and their photos will be featured in a public setting.
Wildlife Management Workshop
June 15 | An upcoming workshop for landowners who are interested in learning the benefits and process for prescribed burning in Jefferson County, managing fields and grasslands, NRCS and AFC programs, and more. You must RSVP to attend.
Rain Barrel Workshop
June 19th | The District partners with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and other organizations to help provide and organize the annual Rain Barrel Workshop. Participants can purchase a discounted rain barrel and attend a workshop. Registration will open soon on the BBG website.