Transylvania SWCD Programs

Transylvania SWCD offers a variety of services and programs for the citizens of Transylvania County.

Technical Assistance

Streambank Stabilization Project

The Transylvania SWCD offers technical assistance to farmers and other landowners to control erosion on their property.

We also have the following information available at our office:

  • Soils information & maps
  • Soil testing information
  • Aerial Maps (historic photos back to 1953)
  • GIS Information
  • Topographic Maps
  • Urban Conservation Measures
  • Watershed Planning
  • Erosion Control Information

Educational Programs

The Transylvania SWCD offers a variety of educational programs and materials:

Cost Share Programs

North Carolina Ag Cost Share Program:
Designed to reduce the input of sediment, nutrients, animal waste, & pesticides into our state's water. The NCACSP helps farmers install best management practices installation (vegetative, structural, or management systems) by offering a 75% reimbursement of an average cost of BMPs. Some cost shared BMPs include Animal Water Systems, Grassed Waterways, Field Borders, Stream Protection Systems and Stream Bank Stabilization.

Federal programs designed to address various problems on agricultural lands:

Community Conservation Program:
Designed to treat polluted water runoff & improve the water quality of our state's waterways. Eligible participants may be reimbursed up to 75% of installation cost for cisterns, rain gardens, vegetation establishment, riparian buffers and more.

Rental Equipment

The district has several pieces of agricultural equipment for rent to farmers in Transylvania County. All of the equipmnet was purchased using TVA - Ag and Forestry grants and was done to promote agricultural sustainability.
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Information

District Director
Jeff Parker

District Secretary/Education Coordinator
Jo Ann McCall

NRCS-District Conservationist
Emily Pohlman

Location:
Transylvania County Soil & Water Conservation District
106 East Morgan Street, Suite 138
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
Phone: (828) 884-3230
Fax: (828) 884-9323

Days / Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch

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