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Agricultural Cost Share Assistance Program (ACSP)

The North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (ACSP) is designed to address water quality issues on agricultural lands throughout the state. In recent years the Chatham Soil & Water Conservation office has helped fund many projects. Common "Best Management Practices," or BMPs for short, include Livestock Exclusion, Waste Management, and Erosion Control.

For more information about the Chatham SWCD Ag Cost Share Program, please visit the ACSP page.  

To learn more about the North Carolina State Ag Cost Share Program  -  Click Here

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Soils Information and Maps

The office of Soil and Water now has soils information available online.  A paper or Digital (CD) copy can be requested by calling or stopping by the office.  We also have paper copies of old aerial photographs available.  These are made available upon request.  Please contact us to get more information at 919-542-8240.

For additional information regarding access to online soils information, please visit our Soils Information and Maps page.

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Funding Available for Non-Agricultural Land (CCAP)

The Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) is a fairly new program offered through our office.  The program is set up based on the same procedures and outlines of the North Carolina Ag Cost Share Program and offers similar water quality improving practices, but on non-agricultural lands.  It is still in the very early stages so it is not as large as the Ag Cost Share Program.  Participation in the program is voluntary.  Typical Best Management Practices (BMPs) include: Backyard Rain Gardens, Cisters for nutrient capture, and Critical Area Planting.

For more information regarding the Chatham SWCD Community Conservation Assistance Program, please visit the CCAP page.

To learn more about the North Carolina State Community Conservation Assistance Program  -  Click Here

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 No-till Drill Rental

The Chatham SWCD has a No-till Drill available for rent.  If you would like more information, please visit the No-till Drill page.


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Voluntary Agricultural District Program

The Voluntary Agricultural District Program is used to encourage the preservation of farmland, provide farmers with protection from nuisance suits, and to protect farmers from bearing the financial burden of infrastructure development. 

If you are interested in the program and would like more information, please call our office at 919-542-8240 or visit theVoluntary Agricultural District Program page.

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