Important Update Regarding Covid-19 & State Employee Furloughs

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the State of New Jersey has instituted mandatory furloughs for its employees. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture provides various coordination and oversight services to New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts, including those of overseeing engineering activities performed by Districts as part of the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control … Read more

Emergency Permit Extension Eligibility

In accordance with the Permit Extension Act (PEA) of 2020 (P.L. 2020, c.53) soil conservation district certifications of soil erosion and sediment control plans in existence on March 9, 2020 are eligible to have the running of the period of approval automatically suspended for the COVID-19 extension period, beginning March 9, continuing for as long … Read more

Current Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards for New Jersey

Standard for Sediment Barrier (Silt Fence)  The purpose of the sediment barrier is to intercept and detain small amounts of sediment from unprotected areas of limited extent.  The sediment barrier is used when no other practice is feasible, there is no concentration of water in a channel or other drainage way above the barrier and … Read more

The Natural Resource Conservation programs

New Jersey Department of Agriculture State Soil Conservation Committee and Soil Conservation Districts The Natural Resource Conservation programs provide engineering services and regulatory guidance to soil conservation districts, homeowners, engineers, planners and virtually all development activities. The Division provides technical standards applicable to construction and mining sites regulated by the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control … Read more

2014 NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards

**Updated Standards as of 2017 can be found HERE on this website! The 2014 NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Standards are now available on the NJ Department of Agriculture’s website. Please follow the link to The Department of Agriculture’s website: http://www.state.nj.us/agriculture/divisions/anr/nrc/njerosion.html to download a copy of the standards. To review the memo from The … Read more

Black-Out Dates For Fertilizer Use in New Jersey’s Fertilizer Law

Help spread the word – but NOT the fertilizer! As the weather turns colder, applying fertilizer makes little sense. The ground is hard and grass has stopped growing. It’s also against the law. Former Governor Chris Christie signed one of the nation’s toughest fertilizer laws and it sets standards that are designed to protect New … Read more