Hancock County
Soil & Water Conservation District


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Services offered in our District office:

The Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District offers many services to the public. In addition to technical assistance for erosion control and water quality projects we have a number of services available in our Ellsworth office. Some of the in-office services offered are:

  • Color aerial photos (appointment needed for this service)

  • Dissolved oxygen meters to lend out to trained volunteers

  • Medium intensity soil surveys and soil maps for soil scientists, site evaluators, and landowners

  • Technical assistance for soil erosion prevention and abatement
  • Technical assistance for forming road associations and gravel road maintenance
  • Water testing information

  • Soil test kits for farmers and gardeners

  • Forestry information including regulations, lists of foresters, and timber sales agreements

  • Bulb, tree, and shrub sales for conservation plantings, trout sales for stocking private ponds, composters, and rain barrels for water conservation

  • Technical assistance for gardeners

  • Technical assistance for farmers and agricultural concerns
  • Technical assistance for pond construction and maintenance
  • Pamphlets on general conservation, including plants, pesticides, erosion, education, pollution and wildlife





All programs and services of the Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory bases without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  Persons who require alternative means of communication of program information should contact USDA’s Target Center at (207) 720-2600.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326W Whitten Bldg. 14th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or call (292) 720-5964.