Welcome to Roane County Soil Conservation District

The Roane Soil Conservation District was organized in 1958 and is one of 95 districts throughout Tennessee. The Roane SCD is a department of Roane County Government and partners with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service to assist farmers with installing Agricultural Best Management Practices in Roane County. The State of Tennessee has a Memorandum of Understanding with USDA-NRCS and county governments whereby the Federal, State, and local governments work together to provide a critical component of Soil Conservation District and NRCS offices. 


Roane SCD Mission

The mission of Roane Soil Conservation District is to utilize available technical, financial, and educational resources and administer programs designed to encourage individual responsibility to help conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources for future generations.



 Conserving our Natural Resources for  Future Generations

One of the key components to keeping our land healthy and productive is the quality of the soil. The quality of soil affects both air and water quality. Wise choices based on conservation planning and capacity of the land and soils, impact the quality of the water that enters our rivers, streams, and lakes- and ultimately flows through our faucets. Conservation is a vital endeavor- both for those who rely on the land to support their families and for all of us who depend on farmers and ranchers to take care of our land and water. In working to protect natural resources, one positive effect usually generates another.