SULLIVAN COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Lionel Chute, District Manager
24 Main Street, Newport, NH 03773
Voice (603) 863-4297 Fax (603) 863-4730
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2013 Plant Sale!
Welcome to the Sullivan County Conservation District. A branch of county government, the SCCD is a non-regulatory public agency started in 1946 under New Hampshire RSA, Chapter 432. Our purpose is to help the people and organizations of Sullivan County with their natural resource needs (soil, water, plants, etc.) We are one of more than 3,000 Conservation Districts throughout the United States that work with landowners and municipalities, on a voluntary basis, to maintain and conserve natural resources.
District Manager Lionel Chute administers SCCD programs and projects under the direction of a Board of Supervisors comprised of Sullivan County landowners. The SCCD also partners with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help address natural resource concerns and opportunities on working farms and forests. Monthly meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at 2:00 PM in the County Conference Room (unless otherwise noted) and are open to the public.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
Soil Maps and soil capability information for land management decisions.
Assistance to private landusers, municipalities, and schools with soil erosion and water quality concerns by providing information and technical assistance for the installation of sound conservation practices.
Educational workshops that meet local needs of landowners, municipalities and schools.
Soil Potential Indexes for Farmland in Current Use.
Annual Conservation Tree and Shrub Sale for private landowners – bare rootstock at low cost.
Spring Trout Stocking Sale for private pond owners in the County.
Aerial photographs and topographic maps for reference. Aerial photos are available from 1946 to 1998. Flight years 1972 and 1993 are available at this office. The remaining flight years are resources out of the NRCS field office in Walpole, NH.
Provide NH-Department of Environmental Services Wetland Permitting Application information support and/or preparation of permit applications for landusers
WHAT WE ARE NOT:
SCCD IS NOT A REGULATORY AGENCY. Our goal is to provide wise land management conservation information, technical support and assistance to landusers in Sullivan County which allow them to make voluntary land management decisions for the protection and conservation of their soil and water resources.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
TO MAKE AVAILABLE TECHNICAL, FINANCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, WHATEVER THEIR SOURCE, AND FOCUS OR COORDINATE THEM SO THAT THEY MEET THE NEEDS OF THE LOCAL LANDUSER.