Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District
130 West Main Street * St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Mission Statement: To educate and assist present and future landowners in the wise use of our soil and water resources.
We are now located at 130 W. Main St.
Ohio Forestry & Wildlife Conservation Camp
FFA Camp Muskingum
June 11-16, 2017
Interested in Sponsorship, contact Belmont SWCD
Belmont SWCD is a new local sponsor for LAEPP -
Belmont County farmland owners are now able to participate in ODA's Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). LAEPP provides funding to farmland owners for placing an agricultural easement on their property. The purpose of this program is to preserve Ohio's farmland and ensure agricutltural production within Ohio. The easement limits the use of the land to predominately agricultural use. Monies are issued up to 75% of the appraised value of a farm's development rights. Payment caps have been set at $2000.00 per acre and $500,000.00 per farm. These easement transactions are recorded on the property deed and transfer with the land to successive owners. Eligible farms must be at least 40 acres or 25 acres may be eligible but must be adjacent to already preserved land and the land must be enrolled in CAUV and the Agricultural District Program through the Auditor's office.
Applications are now being accepted, contact our Ag Technician, Samantha Ackerman for more information.
The Belmont SWCD Board of Supervisors has approved meeting dates for 2017:
January 9, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 8, 2017
Special Meeting May 17, 2017
June 12, 2017
July 10, 2017
August 14, 2017
September 11, 2017
October 9, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 11, 2017
All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the office of the Belmont SWCD.
Any meeting time/day changes will be published on this site and via press release to local papers.