Greenwich Service Center serving Washington and Warren Counties

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) does its work through a mutual agreement with 62 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) in New York. Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of State government where activities are governed by a locally appointed board of directors.

Technical experts are located in 47 field offices. They provide assistance to private landowners and local governmental units in all aspects of natural resource protection including soil erosion control, wetland restoration, grazing management, wildlife habitat restoration, water quality improvement, livestock manure management, nutrient management and flood protection. They use nationally Welcomerecognized conservation practice standards to guide this work.

They deliver conservation programs to local landowners including:

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)

  • Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

  • Agricultural Management Assistance Program (AMA)
  • Small Watershed Program

They provide technical support to other State, Federal and Local agencies in the delivery of the following programs:

  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

  • Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

  • State Environmental Bond Act

  • New York City and Skaneateles Lake Watershed Projects


The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve,
maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.
An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer


Washington County SWCD, USDA Service Center, 2530 St Rt 40, Greenwich, NY 12834 Phone: 518-692-9940 ext. 5