Welcome to Homer Soil & Water

Soil and Water Conservation districts are local units of government that develop, manage, and direct natural resource programs at the local level. Districts have been around since before Alaska was a state. Alaska’s conservation districts were established after the Territory of Alaska passed legislation in 1947 that authorized their formation. Our programs are driven by the Board of Supervisors, and the resource concerns brought to them from our cooperators.

One crucial niche districts fill is that of providing soil and water conservation services to owners of private lands -- from individuals of small parcels to Native organization owning thousands of acres. Helping landowners learn about and manage their lands and waters, whether for forestry, agriculture, recreation, or other uses, is key to economic sustainability and local quality of life.

Please explore our website and consider becoming an active member of your District and sign up as a cooperator.

 

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.

 

Local Conservation Solutions

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Newsletter

Current Newsletter (Summer 2014).
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News and Events

The Homer District is currently in the process of identifying needs and goals for Watermelon Trail, located north of Homer.  We are preparing a proposal to the Alaska State Parks Recreational Trails Program and welcome any comments from the community.  Download our Public Notice here.

The Homer District announces the annual call for nominations for the Board of Supervisors. Download the nomination form here.  For more information on our Board visit the About Us tab on this site.

Are you interested in installing a high tunnel?  Don't miss the upcoming class being offered in partnership with the NRCS and CES.  Space is limited and registration is required.  More Info here.

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