Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District
130 West Main Street * St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Mission Statement: To educate and assist present and future landowners in the wise use of our soil and water resources.
Belmont SWCD is a new local sponsor for LAEPP -
Belmont County farmland owners are now able to participate in ODA's Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). LAEPP provides funding to farmland owners for placing an agricultural easement on their property. The purpose of this program is to preserve Ohio's farmland and ensure agricultural production within Ohio. The easement limits the use of the land to predominately agricultural use. Monies are issued up to 75% of the appraised value of a farm's development rights. Payment caps have been set at $2000.00 per acre and $500,000.00 per farm. These easement transactions are recorded on the property deed and transfer with the land to successive owners. Eligible farms must be at least 40 acres or 25 acres may be eligible but must be adjacent to already preserved land and the land must be enrolled in CAUV and the Agricultural District Program through the Auditor's office.
Applications are now being accepted, contact our Ag Technician, Samantha Hearn for more information.
Barns of Belmont County 2019 Calendar "Year Around Conservation"
The Belmont SWCD Board of Supervisors has approved meeting dates for 2018:
January 8, 2018
January 10th, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 26, 2018
May 14, 2018
June 11, 2018
July 9, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 24, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018
October 8, 2018
November 12, 2018
December 10, 2018
All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the office of the Belmont SWCD.
Any meeting time/day changes will be published on this site and via press release to local papers.