The Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD) serves as the voice for Maryland's 24 soil and water conservation districts on state legislative issues. It also provides a forum for training, policy-making and the exchange of information at their annual  and quarterly gatherings.

MASCD Mission is to: promote practical and effective soil, water, and related natural resources programs to all citizens through individual conservation districts on a voluntary basis through leadership, education, cooperation and local direction. 

New Riparian Buffer Resource

Forest buffers are one of the most cost-effective practices for reducing pollution. But what other benefits can they bring the Chesapeake Bay? A new resource is now available for Districts and other partners in the Chesapeake region that work to restore riparian buffers. Click details for more. 

2018 Soil Planners Now Available

The new 2018 Soils Planner is now available online at the NRCS Soils website. To view, click here.

You will also find all Soils Planners published since 1999, providing a valuable educational resource. Past Soils Planners have covered a wide range of topics including: soil biology, State soils, hydric soils, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial (Soil Paintings), International Year of Soils, and many others.

"The Science of Soil Health: Going Deeper"

Scientest Dr. Ray Weil, author of the 15th edition of The Nature and Properties of Soils, discusses nutrient and water-holding capacity below the 8-10 inches of soil.


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Maryland Farm Stewardship Certification and Assessment Program

November 2017 Partnership Press

2017 Annual Report

Maryland's Watershed Implementation Plan