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 Program, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq. During the time periods of July 13- 17 and July 20-24, Department engineering staff will not be available to provide responsible charge oversight to soil conservation districts. During that period, District staff will be limited to non-engineering related duties associated with the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program. This may result in delays in processing erosion control application reviews or certain types of site inspections. Please contact the District for further information.
The HEPSCD, while not open to the public, will be working in 2 teams. Phones will not always be monitored, so please contact us via email: Staff Directory
Please note that we are accepting deliveries in our outside drop box. To ensure delivery, request packages be left in or next to the box, no signature required.
As the office is closed to the public, business must be conducted online, by phone, or via delivery to the outside drop box.
Welcome to the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District
The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District,serving three counties, is a special purpose subdivision of the State of New Jersey Dept of Ag:Division of Ag & Natural Resources. HEPSCD is one of 15 soil conservation districts in New Jersey empowered to conserve and manage soil and water resources in cooperation with the State Soil Conservation Committee. The District addresses stormwater, soil erosion and sedimentation issues that result from land disturbance activities (primarily construction). District certification of plans for qualifying projects is a prerequisite to local construction permits. The mission of the New Jersey Conservation Partnership is to provide leadership in the planning and implementation of natural resource management programs for the agricultural and development communities and the general public through a locally based delivery system in coordination with local, state and federal partners. Please click the link,What Is A Conservation District?, for more information.
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Hours of Operation
The District Office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday -Friday, excluding State holidays.
Accepted Forms of Payment: The District accepts checks or money orders. We cannot accept cash or credit cards. Please make checks payable to HEPSCD.
Please note that USPS certified mail can not be accepted outside of business hours & use of this method will delay or prevent delivery.