Soil & Water Conservation Program

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment Program

Provided by funding through the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax of Missouri, the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment program is offered through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Soil and Water Conservation Program.

stream in MissouriThe program allows county soil and water conservation districts to direct technical and financial assistance to landowners with land identified and prioritized as having water quality impairments that address agricultural nonpoint source pollution problems. Success of these projects is dependent on the cooperation of numerous partners using a variety of tools to accomplish project goals.

History of the AgNPS SALT program

Nonpoint source pollution is defined as pollution that cannot be traced to any one source and is more difficult to control. Therefore, agricultural nonpoint source pollution is non-traceable pollutants resulting from production agriculture in a specified area.

Examples of agricultural nonpoint source pollution include:

The Mission

The mission of the AgNPS SALT program is to "improve, protect and maintain the water quality of the state of Missouri through the prevention and reduction of agricultural nonpoint source pollution using a watershed-based approach." Available practices

The Goals

Goals of the AgNPS SALT projects include, but are not limited to:

Project Details  - Projects listed by call

Partners

Partners can greatly contribute to the success of an AgNPS SALT project and are an essential element in success of these projects. Participation may be in the form of financial contributions, technical assistance, publicity, sponsorship or other types of support.

Examples of partners may include but are not limited to: