Welcome to Homer Soil & Water

Please explore our website- there's a wealth of information here. 

 

Got Soil Samples for Testing?

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Consider becoming an active member of our District by joining the ranks of our local cooperators (it's free)

 

 

 

Homer Area Food System Surveys

Want to learn about both the supply side and the demand side of our local food system here on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula?

Check out our in-depth survey of Local Commercial Producers  and Commercial Buyers (restaurants and institutions) by clicking on the pictures below.

Producer SurveyConsumer Survey

 

 

We've moved!

After decades in the "blue bank building," NRCS and Homer Soil and Water are all moving into the Frontier Building between ACS and Remax on Pioneer. As of December 2017, our new address is 432 E Pioneer Ave.  Homer Soil and Water will be in the office on the left, NRCS will be on the right, where Tech Connect used to be.

Come say hi!

Below is a list of goals for the coming fiscal year, identified by the Board of Supervisors.  Our Annual Plan of Work, outlining our goals and objectives, and how we aim to accomplish them, can be viewed by downloading this document.  

 

  • Goal 1:  Encourage incorporation of landscape systems into the planning process at any scale.
  • Goal 2:  Maximize use of best management practices to protect water and soil related resources.
  • Goal 3:  Work with partner agencies to assist in the protection of salmon habitat. 
  • Goal 4:  Promote and support sound management and protection of wetlands on non-federal lands on the Kenai Peninsula.
  • Goal 5:  Provide support for agricultural activities in the Homer District.
  • Goal 6:  Further the Homer District’s Invasive Plant Program.
  • Goal 7:  Provide educational opportunities and materials to assist the public in making informed decisions regarding resource management.

We value your civil rights.  It is the policy of the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District to recruit, hire, train and promote for all job classifications without regard to a person’s race, religion, color or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood or any other impermissible characteristic as defined by law when the reasonable demands of the position do not require distinction of the aforementioned items.

 

Local Conservation Solutions

2019 Anchor River Restoration

Newsletter

Current Newsletter (Spring 2020).
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News and Events


NEW- FARMERS RESILIENCE FUND. Click here to access the Farmer Resillience Fund Application.

$500 grants for farmers experiencing hardships due to COVID 19. Details in appplication. Applications will be accepted until END OF DAY on JUNE 26, 2020. The grantors anticipate checks will be issued and sent beginning July 7, 2020.


We're hiring: Trails Repair Crew Members. Click here for more.


Sign up for our Ag UPdates montly e-newsletter for upcoming events, trainings and other timely resources. It's free and easy. Click HERE to sign up.

Check out our latest Ag UPdates newsletter here


Homer Soil & Water staff are working from home to honor social distancing protocols. You can reach out to us by phone or email at anytime. We're here to help.

  • Phone; (907) 299-4920
  • info@homerswcd.org

Contacts by program

Invasive species: katherine@homerswcd.org

Soils: brad@homerswcd.org

Natural resources: rivers, wetlands, habitat: devony@homerswcd.org

Local food systems or Ag in the Classroom: nicole@homerswcd.org

District manager: kyra@homerswcd.org

Visit our Facebook page for the latest webinars, ag news, invasive weeds to look out for, or just to see what we've been up to.


News for NRCS high tunnel (or other program) applicants

NRCS offices are closed to walk-in service for the time being, but staff are still here for you by phone and email. They will be practicing social distancing during for spring/summer 2020 field work to keep you and their staff safe. Reach out to the Homer office at (907) 235-8177 ext 3.

* The application period opened October 1st for FY20! However, NRCS does accept applications at any time.

* For landowners enrolling in the Crop Rotation conservation practice (328), there are additional requirements as of FY2018. The crop rotations must include a small grain which is grown to a height of at least 4” in the entire growing area at the beginning or end of the summer.

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