Soil and water conservation districts are local people solving local problems. In most cases, regular board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. Most districts also have an informational meeting in which generally the past year's accomplishments are reviewed, outstanding agricultural producers are recognized, and landowners from the county are invited to learn more about the various programs offered by the districts. Contact your district for more information at the number above to get involved with soil and water conservation activities in your area.
This policy provides guidance to Department staff concerning cooperation and consultation with Indian Nations on issues relating to protection of environmental and cultural resources within New York State. Specifically, this policy (i) formally recognizes that relations between the Department and Indian Nations will be conducted on a government-to-government basis; (ii) identifies the protocols to be followed by Department staff in working with Indian Nations; and (iii) endorses the development of cooperative agreements between the Department and Indian Nations to address environmental and cultural resource issues of mutual concern.