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. Please contact Laura Sager for the latest funding opportunities: email@example.com or (518) 828-4386 option 3.
We prepare the soil group worksheets in our office. These are required for property owners when applying for an agricultural exemption.
The deadline for requesting a soil group worksheet from our District is Febuary 20. Agricultural Assessment applications must be submitted to your Town Tax Assessor by 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:
Dylan Cipkowski, Natural Resource Specialist
Columbia Co. Soil & Water Conservation District
(518) 267-3314 firstname.lastname@example.org
The fee for a soil group worksheet is $30.00 per tax parcel. We accept cash or personal check for payment.