Serving a diverse commonwealth rich in nature

and culture, the Virginia Department of

Conservation and Recreation touches all

Virginians' lives. As the state's lead conservation

agency, DCR protects what Virginians care about

– open space, clean water, natural habitat, safe

infrastructure and access to the outdoors.


Natural Resources Conservation Service,

formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service,

is an agency of the United States Department of

Agriculture that provides technical assistance to

farmers and other private landowners and


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Virginia Cooperative Extension provides resources and

educational outreach to the Commonwealth of

Virginia’s more than seven million residents in the

areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and

consumer sciences, community viability, and 4-H

youth development.


The Virginia Association of Soil and Water

Conservation Districts (VASWCD) is a private nonprofit

association of 47 soil and water conservation districts

in Virginia and is classified accordingly as a 501(c)(5).

It is a voluntary, nongovernmental association of

Virginia’s districts.

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