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.

 

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Newsletter

Current Newsletter (SRPING2016).
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News and Events

The 2016 Fall Cooperative Weed Management Area meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd at CES on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Call 235-8177 X5 for questions.

Kenai Peninusla Food Hub Meeting in Homer at Best Western Bidarka Inn, November 30th, 6-8pm.

Kenai Peninsula Food Hub Meeting in Kenai at Cook Inlet Aquaculture, December 1st 6-8pm.

Farmer Roundtable Series: "How to Create  a Basic Website Without Going Crazy." Homer, Public Library, December 8th, 6-7:45pm.

Updates on the progress on the elodea eradication efforts, see Refuge Notebook.

Homer Districts Annual Report is available for review - download here.

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