Parker County SWCD #558
817-594-4672, ext. 3
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Parker County Soil and Water Conservation District #558

CONSERVATION - DEVELOPMENT - SELF GOVERNMENT

604 North Main, Suite 100
Weatherford, TX 76086

Phone: 817 594-4672, ext. 3

Email: 
parkercounty@swcd.texas.gov
HELPFUL LINKS: 

USDA FARM SERVICE AGENCY

http://www.fsa.usda.gov


USDA NRCS

http://www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov


​USDA WEB SOIL SURVEY

http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm


USDA PLANTS DATABASE

http://www.plants.usda.gov/java/

Conservation News!

 Keep informed with news from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/news
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Technical Assistance and Cost-Share Incentive Funding
Available for Water Quality Management Plan Program

TEMPLE — The economic impact of the food and fiber sector in the state totals more than $100 billion annually. Texas leads the nation in cattle, cotton, hay, sheep, goats and mohair production. The continued success and sustainability of Texas agriculture comes from sound conservation practices. Since the 1930’s, generations of farmers and ranchers have implemented voluntary conservation practices on their land to protect the soil, water and other renewable resources.

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) administers Texas’ soil and water conservation law and delivers natural resource conservation programs through the State’s 216 local soil and water conservation districts (SWCD) and regional offices. TSSWCB is the lead agency for planning, implementing, and managing programs and practices for abating agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint source pollution.

The TSSWCB also administers technical assistance and cost-share incentive funding programs for conservation land improvements. The role of TSSWCB is vital to the natural resources of Texas due to the fact that 95% of the land in Texas is privately owned. The agency assists with voluntary conservation practices to ensure the continued viability of natural resources.

TSSWCB has a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) Program that is delivered through the local SWCDs and assists farmers and ranchers in the development of a site-specific conservation plan. The plan includes appropriate best management practices to achieve a level of pollution prevention or abatement to be consistent with state water quality standards.

To obtain a WQMP visit your local SWCD to request planning assistance. The SWCD will then work with the TSSWCB Regional Office to provide technical input and develop a plan that best suits the landowner’s needs.  (Parker County SWCD has developed an approved practice list and an average cost per practice for funding WQMPs.  Payment is 75% of the approved average cost and is capped at $15,000.00 per producer.  Contracts are administered out of the Dublin Regional Office.)

The process of developing a WQMP entails using science based knowledge and tools to help landowners select an appropriate combination of conservation practices to meet the individual’s management goals and objectives. An inventory of soils, water, plants, animals and physical structures is taken at that time to expand the depth of the plan.

Once the plan is complete and the landowner approves, the SWCD will formalize an agreement and then the implementation process can begin.

For more information contact your local soil and water conservation district.
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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

http://www.texasagriculture.gov


TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us


US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

http://www.fws.gov

AGRILIFE EXTENSION (PARKER COUNTY)

https://www.parker.agrilife.org