District Programs: The mission of the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership in natural resource conservation and implementation of soil and water Best Management Practices.

District Programs

Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District is focused on the conservation of soil, water and natural resources within Chautauqua County. The District upholds this responsibility by synchronizing the efforts of a number of cooperating agencies, concerned businesses, landowners and units of Government in order to implement best management practices that support and promote environmental responsibility.
Through an agreement with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District provides technical assistance and financial assistance whenever it may be available to cooperating landowners and other applicants. The unique partnership between NRCS and Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District supports each member agency and cooperates with state and federal programs which sometimes provide cost sharing opportunities, technical assistance, public education, information, and products to promote priority conservation.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

District services are available by request to the general public, landowners, learning centers and schools, public and private organizations, municipalities, highway departments and all units of Government.
Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation District assists with erosion and sediment control; livestock and non-point source pollution programming; soil and water resource management; hydro-seeding; and urban and rural drainage solutions. Chautauqua County Soil & Water Conservation also processes Soil Group Worksheets/Maps for a fee.
Contact our office by phone at 716-664-2351 Ext. 5 or by email at Chaut-Co@soilwater.org if you would like to learn more about the services mentioned above. Please be advised that our office is currently closed to the public.
Select the link below to download a handout that covers the Agricultural Assessment process and gives step by step instructions on how to request a Soil Group Worksheet after you have received approval from your Assessor.

Maps & Conservation Merchandise

Maps & Conservation Merchandise

Please note that aerial images are only available through our website for public viewing and download.

  • Topographic Maps: Full coverage of Chautauqua County and Allegheny State Park; partial coverage of Cattaraugus County and Pennsylvania
  • Aerial Photography of Chautauqua County, New York 
  • Soil Maps, Soil Descriptions and Legends
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Training for Contractors/Inspectors

Select the DEC Training Calendar below to learn more about course specifications and where the next Erosion and Sediment Control Training Course will be held.

Take notice that our office is currently closed to the public and special arrangements will need to be made to obtain purchased items. Please call 716-664-2351 Ext. 5 or email Chaut-Co@soilwater.org to see if the items listed above are available in advance.