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12407 Naves Cross Road NE

Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone: 301-777-1747


Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

About Us

The Allegany Soil Conservation District serves one of three mountainous counties in Western Maryland. The narrow mountain ridges, separated by steep valleys, present unique challenges for controlling runoff and erosion. The Allegany SCD addresses two major program areas - agriculture and urban development. 

12407 Naves Cross Road NE

Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone: 240-609-3493


Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Wilbert R. Paul Conservation Building

District Priorities & Mission

   *Complete soil conservation and water quality plans for farms.

 *Provide timely review and inspection of erosion and sediment control plans and stormwater management plans.


   *Promote the Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share Program and the Maryland Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program to help farmers pay to install BMP's to protect the environment.

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It's a fact of life on the farm...

Centuries ago farmers realized this plentiful resource makes a great natural fertilizer and soil conditioner.  Today, farmers still use manure to grow their crops while using the latest environmental practices to protect water quality.

Partner Links

The Allegany Soil Conservation District is a member of Maryland's Conservation Partnership, a coalition of federal, state and local agriculture agencies dedicated to protecting and conserving natural resources and promoting Maryland agriculture by providing a range of educational, financial, technical assistance and regulatory programs.


Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts

Maryland Department of Agriculture

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Farm Service Agency

University of Maryland Extension

Five Steps to Meet Conservation Compliance


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