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Soil & Water Conservation

Helping People Help the Land

The Buncombe County Soil & Water Conservation District's mission is to conserve the soil, water, and related natural resources of Buncombe County by providing education, information, technical assistance, and economic incentives to County residents and by establishing new programs in concert with other appropriate organizations to meet changing needs.

Our mission is significant because the County's water quality is vital for those utilizing our streams as a source of agricultural water supply and for those taking advantage of wide range of recreational activities.

Upcoming Events

Conservation Resources

Online Tools, Water Conservation Information, and Related Agencies & Organizations

Conservation Technical Assistance

Working with individuals, businesses, organizations and more to find solutions to soil and water conservation issues.

Conservation Technical Assistance

BCSWCD works with individuals, units of government, civic organizations, businesses, and others to find solutions to soil and water conservation issues on their property. This involves everything from an office consultation to developing a natural resource management plan or engineering plan for a piece of property.

The District works in a conservation partnership with several state and federal conservation agencies, which enables the District to obtain the assistance of resource professionals such as agronomists, engineers, soil scientists, foresters, and other specialists when they are needed.

Available Assistance

  • Soil Erosion
  • Animal Waste Management
  • Stream Bank Stabilization
  • Pond Site Assessments
  • Sedimentation
  • Nutrient Management
  • Plants for Erosion Control
  • Storm Water Control
  • Spring Development
  • Riparian Restoration
  • Private Access Road Layout
  • Urban Erosion Control

Available in the District Office

  • National Wetland Inventory Maps (1995)
  • Aerial Photos — 1951, 1963, 1975, 1982, 1988
  • US Department of Housing & Urban Development Flood Hazard Maps
  • USGS 7.5 minute topographic maps of Buncombe County
  • Buncombe County Soil Survey

Locate & Contact

Soil & Water Conservation District


P: (828) 250-4785

Soil & Water Conservation District
49 Mount Carmel Road, Suite 101
Asheville, NC 28806

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Soil & Water Staff