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COVID-19 Status Update

All Morris County Soil Conservation District staff are working hybrid schedules due to COVID-19 staffing protocol. Public access to the office is restricted. The Soil Conservation Plan Review will continue to process applications and issue reports within the 30-day statutory period. No in-person delivery will be accepted.

2017 Updated Soil Erosion Control Standards

Please view these updated soil control standards from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

2018 Fee and Form Changes

As of June 11, 2018 – view changes to the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Certification Application and our Fee Schedule.

Confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Activity in New Jersey

As of October 2017, emerald ash borer has been found in New Jersey in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Warren counties.

Map of EAB detections as of August 2018

About the District

The Morris County Soil Conservation District works with private landowners and regulates the construction industry to reduce soil erosion and promote proper conservation measures. Our goal is to reduce the impact of sediment on New Jersey’s waters while securing healthy soils for New Jersey’s future.

The Morris District also provides education and outreach, as well as technical assistance and forestry management services.