Soil & Water Conservation District

Special Programs

  • Translation Services Available.  If you need assistance with the translation of this or Soil and Water Conservation District related documents, please call the District at 631-852-3285.

  • 21th Annual Long Island Regional Envirothon 
                  Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Contact Us

Corey Humphrey
District Manager
Phone: (631) 852-3285
Fax:(631) 852-3302
423 Griffing Avenue
Riverhead NY 11901

Our Services

Conservation Planning

Agricultural Value Assessment
Preparation of the Soil Group Worksheet (APD-1) for landowners participating in the Agricultural District program to reduce taxes on agricultural lands. 

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Potato Field
Southold, New York

Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Plans
An AEM Plan is a report documenting the good stewardship practices of a farmer’s operation and adds suggestions to correct or improve any existing problems with USDA Standards of Best Management Practices to obtain the optimum potential for the crop, yet protect and conserve soil, water and related resources.  All decisions are made by the landowner/operator.  This was formerly known as a NYS Conservation Plan.

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USDA Conservation Programs
Our Department works with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to assist Farmers with programs such as the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program, the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP), and others.

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Cover Crop on Satur Farm

Ponds and Wildlife Watering Facilities
Consulting on technical aspects concerning design, construction and management.

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Mallards Ducks
Stony Brook, New York

Watershed Management
Plans are developed to help address existing and potential problems related to soils, topography, land use, land cover, and stormwater runoff.

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Islip, New York

Wetland Restoration Program
Landowner could be paid for providing an easement to land that restores wetland functions and values. Restoration costs may be shared or paid in full by the Natural Resources Conservation Services.  Hunting, fishing, quiet enjoyment, firewood, timber harvest, and other uses may be allowed.  Sign up at the Riverhead Field Office - three contract options; permanent easement, 30 year easement and restoration agreement. Wetlands Reserve Program.

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Stony Brook, New York