What We Do
The Columbia County Soil and Water Conservation District works cooperatively with the local agricultural operations to promote a common understanding of conservation and environmental stewardship.
Most often we utilize New York State's Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) program as the vehicle to gain a mutual understanding of the farming operation and its business objectives. When feasible, we assist landowners in acquiring state and federal funding to implement business objectives and facilities that enhance environmental quality and promote the business' economic viability. Contact Laura Sager for the latest funding opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 828-4386 option 3
2009 AEM Report
We prepare the soil group worksheets in our office, that are required for property owners when applying for an agricultural exemption.
The annual deadline for submitting an Agricultural Assessment to your Town Tax Assessor is March 1. Check with your Town Assessor for details, which may vary from town to town.
For information or to schedule an appointment to have your soil worksheets prepared, contact:
Steve Nack, Natural Resource Specialist
Columbia Co. Soil & Water Conservation District
The fee for a soil group worksheet is $30.00 per tax parcel. We accept cash or personal check for payment.
Columbia County Soil Survey
Soil surveys for Columbia County can be found at the District office and online. Please visit the USDA website to download a soil survey.