Soil & Water Conservation District

Mission Statement

Serving landowners with technical assistance to help improve soil health and water quality while preserving our natural resources.  

Department Overview

The Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District, a political subdivision of state government, provides local assistance in natural resource management.  

The district helps landowners and land users implement best management practices, offers cost-share programs that affect water quality and soil health, and provides environmental education to encourage public awareness of soil and water conservation.

The district is involved in helping the citizens of Warren County resolve resource problems and works with other local agencies to conserve and protect the natural resources available in the county.  

The district board is made up of five supervisors (two appointed and three elected). The board meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except for the months of January and July) at 7:00 p.m. (Nov-March) or 7:30 p.m. (April-October) in the Warren Soil and Water Conference Room located at 820 Highway 158 Business W Suite 102, Warrenton, NC, 27589.


Herman Collier, Chairman 

Charles Lynch, Vice-Chairman 

Mike Hight, Treasurer 

Peter Hight, Member 

Tom Traylor,  Member

What We Can Do for You

CTA - Conservation Technical Assistance We offer free assistance for the technical aspects of conservation work done on agricultural land and residential areas. Educational presentations and programs.

Issues That Concern Us

  • Water quality
  • Nutrient management
  • Soil erosion reduction
  • Natural resources
  • Waste management
  • Cropland
  • Grazed land
  • Forest land
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Soils
  • Agricultural sustainability
  • Environmental and economic impacts of agriculture
  • Storm water run-off

Government Funded Programs


NCACS offers financial and technical assistance for the implementation of BMPs on agricultural land to reduce agricultural non-point source pollution into waters of the state.


NCCAP (CCAP) is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various best management practices (BMPs) on urban, suburban and rural lands, not directly involved in agricultural production. Eligible landowners essentially are all private and public owned lands like homeowners, schools, churches and community groups. CCAP can educate landowners on water quality and storm management to ultimately improve the water quality of our state's waterways.


EQIP Provides technical, educational, and financial assistance to eligible farmers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns.


CRP encourages farmers to convert highly erodible cropland vegetative cover (grass, trees, etc.) by paying an annual rental payment for the term of the contract. CREP - Pays for site prep, establishment, and an annual rental payment to farmers for converting marginal pastureland or highly erodible cropland to trees.


  • Grades 3-5 Poster
  • Grade 6 Essay
  • Grade 7-8 Public Speaking

Cash prizes award to winners in each competition.

Area IV Envirothon

Top seven teams from the high school and middle school competition and the top FFA team advance to the State Envirothon. Scholarships awarded to the high school winners.

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