Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 Scholarship applications available

The Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500.00 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the State of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the District office located in the Carl Elliott Walker County Board of Education Building at 1710 Alabama Avenue, Suite 207, Jasper, AL 35501. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is March 3, 2017. For more information, please contact Katherine Patton at (205) 384-0606 ext. 3204 or at

2016 Land Judging Contest

The 2016 Land Judging Contest was held on November 4, 2016 at the C.T. Guthrie Farm leased by Mr. & Mrs. Matt Hudson. There were six schools from Walker County in this year’s contest. Congratulations to Curry High School on their victory in this year’s contest and to Carbon Hill High School for placing 2nd. We would like to thank Mr. Guthrie for the use of his farm as well as the Walker County Board of Education for digging the judging pits.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Please see the flyer below for additional information on the upcoming Improving Your Property's Natural Resources workshop that will be held in Jasper, AL on Sept. 14, 2016. Topics to be covered are deer management, wild hog control, quail habitat, stream and wetland banking mitigation, shortleaf pine and forest herbicides. For additional information call Katherine at (205) 384-0606 ext. 101.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 Forestry and Wildlife School for Landowners

Information on the upcoming Forestry and Wildlife School for Landowners that will be held at the Joe Wheeler State Lodge on June 16, 2016 and at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge on June 17, 2016. Topics to include:Crop Mgmt. for Waterfowl, Wildlife Mgmt. Concepts and Terms, Bottomland Timber Mgmt., Planting Trees & Creating Wildlife Openings, Moist Soil Mgmt., Aquatic Herbicides, Waterfowl ID, Beaver Control/Mgmt., Water Control Structures for Landowners and Ducks Unlimited Chapter Update. For additional information please call Katherine at (205) 384-0606 ext. 101.

Monday, April 11, 2016

2016 ACDEA Area III Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Logan Aaron, senior at Curry High School for winning the 2016 ACDEA Area III $500.00 scholarship.

Friday, October 23, 2015

2015 Walker County Land Judging Contest

October 22, 2015, Walker County hosted their county land judging competition. The schools entered in the competition were: Curry, Dora, Parrish, Oakman, Cordova, and Walker County Center of Technology. Curry High School’s Hunter Wilson was the high individual scorer. Curry High School won 1st place and Cordova won 2nd place. The competition gives students a chance to compete at the county level in efforts to show methods of conservation and adequate land use capabilities for a specific tract of land. Students participating in the event and instructors did a great job preparing for this event. The event took place at Dorman Grace’s farm, where his son, Cade, is growing cotton. This is the first cotton crop to be grown in Walker County in more than 40 years. NRCS Walker County field office and Area Soil Scientist (Milton Tuck), Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District, Walker County Board of Education, Alabama Forestry Commission and WCSWCD Reclamation played a role in making the contest a success.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Stewardship Managment Workshop

This workshop will be held in Jasper, AL on September 16, 2015. Landowners and timber professionals will enjoy topics such as pond management, wildlife management and prescribed burning. For additional information see agenda below or call Katherine at (205) 384-0606 ext. 101.