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Tropical Storm Fred Disaster Response

The Division has created an online survey form to collect Tropical Storm Fred disaster response information for allocation purposes.

Eligible Counties per the Governor's major disaster request to the President include: Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, Translyvania, Watauga and Yancey.

Soil and Water Conservation Commission Approved:

  1. Policy waiver to permit grazing or harvesting of crops on acres affected by ACSP contracts for conservation cover, cover crop, crop residue management, and nutrient scavenger crop as needed to supplement lost forage.
  2. Policy waiver to the Prohibition of Post-Approval of Contracts policy for best management practices funded through the Tropical Storm Fred Disaster Response Funding code back to the date of the storm, August 17, 2021.
  3. Authorized the Division Director to approve additional policy waivers to respond to this disaster if needed between Commission meetings.
  4. Authorized the Division Director to approve Agriculture Cost Share Program allocations in between Commission meetings using parameters set in 02 NCAC 59D .0103 to speed the availability of resources to program participants.
  5. Approve refunding Agriculture Cost Share Program contingency funding should additional appropriations for disaster response become available.

Approved Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Cover Crop

Disaster Livestock Stream Crossing

Disaster Pasture/Hayland Renovation - Revised

Disaster Winter Forage Crop

Emergency Access Restoration

Non-Field Farm Road Repair

Complete this worksheet for road repair BMPs: Non-Field Farm Road Assessment

Design worksheet for road culverts:  Farm Road Culvert Design Sheet


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, Vernon Cox, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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