Hunterdon County SCD

The Hunterdon County Soil Conservation District (HCSCD) was officially incorporated in the 1950’s.    Today, the HCSCD is one of 15 Soil Conservation Districts in New Jersey, operating under the State Soil Conservation Committee of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. A Manager, a Resource Specialist, Two Site Inspectors, an Agricultural Conservation Specialist, a District Clerk, and a Bookkeeper staff the HCSCD. A Board of five supervisors sets policies and performance guidelines for the District daily operations.

In the early days, the HCSCD provided technical assistance primarily to the agricultural community. Today, along with agricultural assistance, our focus is addressing Soil Erosion and Sediment Control issues caused by urbanization and development in New Jersey. In 1976, all New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts were mandated to administer the state Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, Chapter 251, P.L. 1975 as a means to prevent soil erosion on construction sites, preserve vital topsoil, reduce non-point source pollution and help enhance water quality.

Mission
To safeguard the soil and water resources in Hunterdon County by the control and reduction of soil erosion and sedimentation and strive at being a leader in soil conservation by seeking ways to improve the use of the land that both sustains its productive capacity and enhances the natural environment


Contact Hunterdon County SCD


Contact Hunterdon County SCD

William Engisch
Executive Director
687 Pittstown Road
Suite 1
Frenchtown, New Jersey  08825-4148
Phone: 908-788-9466
Fax: 908-788-0795


 

Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hunterdon County, New Jersey