Staff is available to meet with landowners to investigate the need for establishment of best management practices (BMP). These BMP’s will address soil and water conservation concerns, such as soil erosion and drainage.
A strip or area of vegetation for removing sediment, organic matter, and other pollutants from runoff and waste water before they reach water bodies or water sources such as wells.
Multiple rows of trees and shrubs are planted to protect areas from wind and provide food and cover for wildlife. Windbreaks can be used around field borders, farmsteads, and/or livestock feedlots.
Soils information is available through the Miami County Soil Survey. The Soil Survey information includes a general soil map, use and management of the soils, descriptions of the soils, formation and classification of the soils, and the general nature of the county. Individual soil map sheets are available. Staff is available to provide soils information as documented in the Miami County Soil Survey.
Applying the correct amount and form of plant nutrients for optimum yield and minimum impact on water quality.
The Miami SWCD does not provide soil testing. Click here for more information on soil testing and to find a testing agency.