Soil and Water Conservation (Florida)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Florida


   
Applies to States or Provinces Florida
Name Soil and Water Conservation (Florida)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Primary Website http://www.floridaagwaterpolicy.com/Fswcd.html
Applicable Jurisdiction The website of the Association of Florida Conservation Districts contains a link to a map of the districts: http://www.afcd.us/districts.php


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

Florida’s 62 Soil and Water Conservation Districts were established in 1937 under Chapter 582 Florida Statutes. The law was based on federal model legislation to establish Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) nationwide. Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) were originally organized, for the most part, within county boundaries by landowner petition based on a need for soil and water conservation and in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare. A Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) so organized constitutes a governmental subdivision of the State of Florida. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the authority to enact rules and regulations pertaining to soil and water conservation, but individual districts are primarily responsible for developing and enacting comprehensive soil and water conservation plans for their jurisdiction. Such plans may include the adoption of regulations pertaining to soil, water, and land use as well as to construction and development activities in the region.



Policy Contact

Contact Name Holly Stone
Department Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division Office of Agricultural Water Policy
Address 1203 Governors Square Blvd., Suite 200
Address 2 Mail Stop GS-50
Place Tallahassee, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32301-2960
Phone (850) 617-1700

Fax (850) 617-1701
Email Holly.Stone@FreshFromFlorida.com

Department Association of Florida Conservation Districts

Address C/O Suwannee County Conservation District
Address 2 10096 US Highway 129
Place Live Oak, Florida
Zip/Postal Code 32060
Phone (352) 857-1944


Email becky@afcd.us

     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Fla. Stat. 582




















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