Conservation Practice Strip

Mission Statement

The division provides Escambia County citizens with technical assistance to address land care concerns such as soil erosion and drainage issues, and also assists to assure adequate water supplies, reduced energy consumption, improved air quality and general conservation of the county's limited resources. The division partners with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, or USDA/NRCS, to bring about conservation of land, water, and related resources. Technicians provide assistance to implement USDA/NRCS cost-share programs to local producers and landowners.


FY 2016-2017 Accomplishments

  • Assisted 400 citizens with property erosion, wetlands, historical aerials, soils classifications and best management practices. 
  • Secured $4.45 million in Emergency Watershed project funds.
  • Assisted with Jones Swamp land management for a total of 121 hours.
  • Performed invasive species control along Escambia County's rights of way for 26 hours. 
  • 30 conservation practices were certified, 42 applications processed and 1,330 acres conserved. 
  • Assisted in implementing $98,052 in conservation cost share practices and programs for county's farm producers.
  • Maintained the Escambia County Eco-Geocache Tour.
  • Participated in environmental education activities. 


Dollars of EWP funds secured


County citizens assisted


Acres conserved