Soil & Water Conservation


The Division of Soil and Water Conservation, which is housed within the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, works in cooperation with the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission and the 96 local soil and water conservation districts to protect and improve soil and water resources throughout the state.

Department Mission

To foster voluntary, incentive-driven management of soil, water and related resources for the benefit of the environment, economy and all citizens.

Mission Statement

The Fishing Creek Soil and Water Conservation District and their partner, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, help local citizens of Halifax County to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources.

Halifax County Soil and Water Conservation Department
Halifax County Agriculture Center
359 Ferrell Lane Room 151

P.O. Box 8
Halifax, NC 27839
Phone: (252) 583-4511 Ext:3
Office Hours: M-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-4pm

Fishing Creek Soil and Water Conservation District Staff

Jacqueline Richardson, Resource Conservation Manager
Chelsea Ricks, Resource Conservation Specialist

Tiffany Macon, Administrative Officer I

Terry Best, NRCS District Conservationist


The Envirothon is a fun, hands-on, natural science academic competition for teams of middle and high school students sponsored by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts with help in organization and implementation from the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation. The Envirothon is the largest high school environmental competition in the US. It is geared to make the students aware of environmental conditions and to get them started thinking responsibly about their environment and the natural world. 

For more information in regard to Envirothon please visit the link below