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We wish to encourage farmers, woodland owners, resource professionals, and members of the general public to take advantage of this opportunity to make your voice heard by completing the survey we have posted online Or you may stop by the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District’s Office at 107 Park St in Farmington to pick up a printed copy of the survey.

The Maine Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs), in cooperation with USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is conducting a Natural Resources Assessment (NRA) across the state and needs the help of Maine’s citizens! The goal is to determine natural resource priorities so that Districts and NRCS can assist landowners, professionals, and municipalities with best management practices that protect and improve land and water resources. To gather this information, Districts are distributing a statewide survey and holding local meetings to document natural resource conservation concerns and to build on the data collected in the first assessment, completed in 2011. The priorities articulated in the survey and meetings will inform state and local natural resource programs and funding opportunities in the coming five year cycle.

According to Rosetta White, Executive Director of Franklin County SWCD and Amanda Burton, NRCS District Conservationist, “The Natural Resources Assessment process is a great opportunity for people who may or may not own land, and may or may not be associated with a conservation organization to express their conservation priorities by completing a survey or participating in a free-wheeling discussion at a locally held meeting. The results of this process stand to have a broad reach. The Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, DEP, and state legislators are already anxious to see the survey results.”

This year’s survey will be distributed by all 16 conservation districts and will address statewide conservation concerns as well as give us the chance to drill down to local issues and priorities. We are asking that all citizens make their voices heard by participating in the assessment, whether by completing a survey or attending a local meeting on Tues., March 22nd, 6-8 p.m. at UMF’s North Dining Hall B. Preliminary survey results will be available at that time. If you have questions, call 778-4279

   Click here to see the survey

For more information about the Natural Resources Assessment or to access the online survey please visit the Maine Association of Conservation Districts website at www.maineconservationdistricts.com or

Please complete the survey as soon as possible before March 31, 2016.

USDA-NRCS and Maine Association of Conservation Districts are equal opportunity providers and employers.

107 Park St.
Farmington, ME 04938
Tel: 207-778-4279


Our Mission

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District strives to address the voluntary conservation of natural resources for all citizens by providing technical assistance and educational programming.

Providing Conservation and Erosion Control Assistance to Landowners and Municipalities Throughout Franklin County for Nearly 60 Years

Positive Impacts of FCSWCD include:

  • The District provides educational workshops on various natural resource topics to farmers, woodlot owners and the general public.
  • The District provides technical assistance and/or referrals to farmers, woodlot owners, and the general public.
  • The District partners with other natural resource agencies, non-profits, and private businesses to promote the wise use of Maine's natural resources.


Our most important source of funding is gifts from people like you! And your help is tax deductible.


Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District sponsors programs, workshops and educational programs throughout the year teaching people to be better stewards of the environment. One example of that is the that FCSWCD has been participating in for the past several years.

The Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District is a Not-For-Profit Organization. Proceeds from our fund-raising efforts are used for our Educational Programs and to promote conservation and the wise use of our natural resources. The Franklin County SWCD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District serves a varied audience within the county, and provides services which no other organization provides such as road maintenance workshops, LURC and DEP permit reviews and assistance, Erosion and Sediment plans and outreach on preventing erosion issues, outreach to students on natural resource issues and many other projects.

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There Are Many Ways You Can Help!

Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District is a quasi-state not-for-profit agency that relies on grants, sponsorships, advertising, donations, and money raised from fundraising events for its funding to support our educational environmental conservation programs. We are not a state, federal or county agency. We need the help of your tax deductible contributions.


If you wish you may print a donation form and mail your gift!

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You may print the donation form and fax with your credit card information or mail with a check.



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