Soil & Water Conservation Program

Overview of the 2nd Call

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment Projects

Benton County SWCD: Deer Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. conducting 91 educational and informational activities to develop an awareness of nonpoint source pollution through workshops, tours, newsletters/landowner mailings and radio/newspaper announcements,
  2. applying intensive grazing systems at a progressive rate to 2650 acres using permanent vegitative cover enhancement, modified DSP-2, broadcast seeding, planned grazing system, planned grazing system with pond and planned grazing system with well,
  3. establish waste management practices using waste strorage structures, waste treatment lagoons and composting facilities,
  4. implement nutrient and pest management plans on 1500 acres,
  5. protect 1000 feet of streambank stabalization,
  6. protect ground water by decommissioning 20 wells and implementing 7 spring developments, and
  7. install riparian forest buffers on 30 acres.

Project support includes: Camden Co. SWCD, Hickory Co. SWCD, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), University Outreach and Extension (UOE), Benton Co. Commission, Benton Co. Cattlemen's Association and FORBES Lake of the Ozark Management Association.

Boone County SWCD: Upper Hinkson Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. encourage the use of buffers on 20 acres using riparian forest buffers, filter strips, field borders,
  2. reduce sedimentation in streams, ponds and wetlands by implementing terrace systems, terrace/underground outlets and diversions on 40 acres,
  3. improve crop management on 1710 acres through nutrient and pest management,
  4. protect 500 feet of streambanks and 10 acres of woodland,
  5. implement pasture management on 1710 acres using pasture enhancement, planned grazing systems, grazing systems/pond and alternative watering,
  6. hold 104 information and education activities including annual meetings, steering committee meetings, field days, watershed festival, poster contest, grazing school, burn workshop, crop scouting/pest management workshop, community presentations, UHCW newswletters and district newsletters, and
  7. decommission 8 wells to protect ground water quality.

Project supports includes: NRCS, MDC, DNR, UOE and Boone County Commission.

Cooper County SWCD: Upper Petite Saline Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. decreasing the amount of sediment/nutrient load by developing and implementing total resources management plans using terraces, strip cropping and permanent grass seeding to complete 380 acres,
  2. implementing resources management system over 6900 acres using nutrient and pest management and a no-till system,
  3. reduce gully erosion on 67 sites in the form of grassed waterways, diversions, sediment retention/erosion control, water impoundment reservoir and critical area treatment,
  4. implement pasture management on 120 acres using planned grazing systems and woodland protection,
  5. installing stream protection practices on 377 acres by means of CRP filter strip/riparian buffers, streambank stabalization and DSL-20 filter strip, and
  6. providing 16 tours and workshops through public information and education.

Project support includes: Morgan Co. SWCD, FSA, NRCS, Cooper County Commission, MDC, Moniteau Co. SWCD and various local agri-businesses.

Dallas County SWCD: Lindley Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. decrease the amount of erosion on croplands with permanent vegetative cover on 2000 acres using field borders, DSL-1 and DSL-2 seeding and DSL-11,
  2. promote nutrient management by implementing 10 composting facilities and waste management systems and 5000 acres of nutrient management and waste utilization,
  3. promote livestock exclusion, planned and prescribed grazing systems using DSP-3/33/333 grazing systems, DSP-2 pasture imporvement and mDSP-2 modified pasture improvement on 35,000 acres,
  4. protect 50 acres of streambank using a riparian forest buffer, 0
  5. decommission 10 wells to protect ground water quality and develop 10 springs, and
  6. hold 48 activities to promote information and education through workshops, presentations, tours, pasture walks, grazing schools, newlsetter articles and brochures.

Project support includes: Polk Co. SWCD, NRCS, FSA, MDC and UOE.

Greene County SWCD: Middle Little Sac River

PROJECT COMPLETED:  Final Report (6/25)

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. improving and/or maintaining ground and surface water quality plugging 60 abandoned wells and spring developments,
  2. improving and/or maintaining pasture and grassland health using planned grazing systems, water tanks and prescribed burning on 800 acres using WSG establishments, pasture/hayland planting and interseeding legumes,
  3. improving and/or maintaining woodland health by using tree and shrub establishment and timber management on 205 acres,
  4. establishing and/or improving 450 acres of existing riparian corridor along the streams and rivers in the watershed on 450 acres using riparian forest buffers, alternative watering systems and use exclusions, and
  5. providing public information and education support through 77 field days, tours, meetings, landowner mailings, newsletter distribution and classroom/youth visits. .

Project support includes: Polk County SWCD, NRCS, UOE, MDC, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, Southwest Missouri State University, local stream team and Springfield City Utilities.

Holt County SWCD: Squaw Creek Partnership for Clean Streams

PROJECT COMPLETED:  Final Report (1/23)

 Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. reducing sedimentation from runoff on 586 acres using field borders, permanent vegetative cover establishments, terraces and water and sediment control basins,
  2. protect water quality by using windbreaks, wetlands, and woodland protection and installing 20 riparian forest buffers and 50 filter strips,
  3. reduce gully erosion by implementing grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins among other structures on 90 acres, and
  4. providing public information and education a quarterly newsletter and landowner contacts.

Project support includes: Atchison County SWCD, Nodaway County SWCD, NRCS, University Outreach and Extension, United States Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, MDC, Missouri Corn Growers Association.

Montgomery County SWCD: Elkhorn Creek

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. holding 59 information and education meetings to make landowners and producers aware of the problems and what they can do to help through meetings, grazing schools, a newsletter and workshops,
  2. decommission 5 wells to protect ground water quality,
  3. implement livestock exclusion to protect woodlands on 2000 acres,
  4. improving and/or maintaining pasture and grassland health using prescribed grazing systems prescribed burning on 2000 acres,
  5. decrease the amount of erosin on 63,800 acres of cropland with residue management, contour farming and conservation crop rotation,
  6. implement other erosion control on 3060 acres by using terraces and diversions and 3280 acres of conservation cover, field borders, waterways, filter strips, pasture and hayland planting and critical area treatment,
  7. provide nutrient management using grid soil testing and cover and green manure crop on 5750 acres,
  8. establishing and/or improving 80 acres of existing riparian corridor along the streams and rivers in the watershed on 450 acres using riparian forest buffers and alternaive watering systems, and
  9. imlement 4 waste treatment/management systems N312.

Project support includes: UOE, NRCS, FSA, MDC, Loutre Quail Unlimited and Mid-Missouri Chapter Ruffed Grouse Society.

Scott County SWCD: North Cut

Objectives of the AgNPS SALT project include:
  1. establish riparian forest buffers on cropland and filter strips on 30 acres,
  2. reduce over - application of irrigation water by improving system efficiencies using irrigation systems sprinkler on 10,000 acres, and
  3. implement 500 acres of no-till systems N391 for erosion control,
  4. install 60 DWP-1 grad stabalization structures and 20 structures for water contol N587 to protect water quality,
  5. assist with nutrient/pesticide management systems and irrigation water management systems on 26,000 acres,
  6. hold information and education meetings to make landowners and producers aware of the problems and what they can do to help through tours, a newsletter and workshops.

Project support includes: Scott Co. SWCD, St. Johns Bayou Drainage District, MDC, NRCS, MU - Agroforestry, Extension, FSA, WESTVACO Fiber Products, Scott Co. Commission, Bootheel Resource Conservation and Development Council and local business and schools.