To take available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they
meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water, and related resources.
The Function of the Conservation District:
© 2010-2016 Atchison County Conservation District
Board of Supervisors
Keith Taliaferro, Chairman
Jeff Hale,Vice Chairman
Corey Neill, Treasurer
Ethel Campbell, Member
The conservation district board
meetings are held the first Thursday of
every month and are open to the
public. Please call for the time and
Alan Larson, Sup. District
David Jacobson, Conservation
Cody Sprang, District Technician
Kelli Baker, District Manager
605 Sixth Street
Effingham, KS 66023
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
The Atchison County Conservation District is a
sub-division of the State of Kansas, operated by a
locally elected board of supervisors. Our agency
is housed in the same USDA Service Center as
the Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) at:
605 Sixth Street in Effingham, Kansas.
$$$$ COST-SHARE SIGN-UP $$$$
WATER RESOURCES & NON-POINT SOURCE PROGRAM
March 1st - March 15th, 2016
Atchison County Conservation District will accept applications for cost-share funds for
the following practices: diversion, grassed waterway, subsurface drain, terrace,
underground outlet, water & sediment control basin, septic system upgrades, plugging
abandoned water wells, and soil testing.
Due to a lack of available funds, all applications will be prioritized according to the
threat to water quality, and must meet the following eligibility requirements.
||The land must be located in Atchison County.
||All structures receiving cost-share assistance must be built to USDA, NRCS “Specifications and Standards.”
||Abandoned water well plugging receiving cost-share assistance must follow Kansas Department of Health and Environment requirements and procedures.
||Septic system upgrades must meet the Kansas Department of Health and Environments Minimum Standards for Design and Construction of Onsite Wastewater Systems and pass all county code inspections.
||Cost-share is for “upgrading” an existing failing system and is not available for “new construction.”
Cost-Share funds are not available for practices started before approval of the cost-
share application. FY 2015 applications that were not approved have been
The Department of Conservation provides funding for the Water Resources Cost-Share
Program (WR) and the Non-Point Source Pollution Control Program (NPSPCP) from the
Kansas Water Plan Fund.
You will need the following to sign-up for cost-share:
||Legal description for the property
||Address, phone number & SSN for the landowner
Dates & Events to Remember
December 1 thru April 15: Best time to plant cool season grasses, brome and fescu.
January 15 thru May 15: Best time for planting native warm season grasses.
April 15 to July 15: Kansas nesting season. No disturbance allowed on CRP fields.
Atchison County Conservation District