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Welcome to Haywood SWCD's web page!  Soil and water conservation districts were established so that citizens could get assistance on the local level with conserving and managing important natural resources. The District is a non-regulatory agency that offers help on a voluntary basis. We have technicians who can advise you about erosion problems or tell you about the NC Agriculture Cost Share Program. A USDA employee also works out of our office, offering several federal programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). The District also has a year-round education program that includes field days, contests, teacher workshops and many other activities designed to complement and enrich student understanding about the environment.

Our mission: Protect the natural resources of Haywood County through education, financial and technical assistance.

USDA Service Center • 589 Raccoon Road, Suite 203 • Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone 828-452-2741 Ext.3 • 828-456-5132 Ext.3 • Fax: 828-452-7031
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Directions: Haywood SWCD is located on the top floor of the USDA Service Center, located on Raccoon Road across from the Mountain Research Station ("Test Farm"). A map of the area may be viewed by clicking here.

 Visitors may park in the back parking lot. After coming through the back entrance, turn right and go to the end of the hall.