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Chatham Conservation Partnership
The mission of the Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) is to develop and implement strategies for a community conservation vision that builds awareness, protection and stewardship of Chatham County's natural resources.

The CCP has created an innovative new tool, the Comprehensive Conservation Plan, to help with land protection and development decision in Chatham County.  This plan is the first of its kind for a county in North Carolina.  Please visit Comprehensive Conservation Plan for more information.

CCP Meetings are held quarterly and are open to anyone that has an interest in Chatham County's natural resources.  For more information, please visit the homepage for the Chatham Conservation Partnership. 

The data has been converted into GIS layers that can be viewed for free on any computer that can access the internet.  To view these layers for Chatham County, please visit the Chatham County GIS website.  Instructions for how to use the layers can be found here.

Farmland Preservation Plan

On March 1, 2010, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners adopted a new Farmland Preservation Plan that includes several components to help retain farmland and boost the county’s agricultural economy. The plan is voluntary and does not require farmers or other residents to participate.

The plan contains two sections: Agricultural Land Use and Agricultural Economic Development. 

For more information and to view or download a copy of the plan, please click here.

Natural Resources Conservation Service

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides conservation programs which help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.

 Non- Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).  Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

For more information, please contact Chatham County's District Conservationist at 919-542-2244 ext.3, or visit the NRCS' website.