©2008-2018 Thomas County Conservation District

Cost-Share Program
Landowners with natural resource concerns on their property are encouraged to visit
the Thomas County Conservation District to discuss solutions and possible state
financial assistance. The Conservation District is charged with the responsibility of
protecting and conserving the county's natural resources with Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS) providing technical assistance relating to erosion, water
quality, water conservation, and other resource issues.

The Conservation District is currently accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2017 Water
Resource and Non-Point Source Pollution projects.These projects have a projected
completion date of June 1, 2017. The Division of Conservation under Kansas Department
of Agriculture administers state cost-share programs through the conservation district,
which provides landowners financial assistance to implement approved conservation

Following the sign-up deadline, the conservation district will be developing the county
program based on conservation needs being assessed, in part, by the project proposals.
Projects will be approved by the conservation district on a priority basis. The sign-up
does not guarantee approval or cost-share assistance.

For more information concerning eligible practices, please contact the District Office.
We are pleased to help bring dollars into Thomas Co. to aid in soil and water
conservation efforts.

During the past five years, the following dollar amounts have been distributed to local
landowners and producers.

Water Resources Program

2013 - $20,056.00
2014 - $13,817.84
2015 - $19,196,97
2016 - $17,081.00
2017 - $18,416.64
TOTAL - $88,568.45

Non-Point Source Pollution Program

2013 - $9,036.00
2014 - $11,000.00
2015 - $11,485.83
2016 - $10,620.00
2017 - $9,250.00
TOTAL - $51,391.83


Debra Potter
District Manager
915 E. Walnut
Colby, KS 67701

785-462-7671 Ext 174

Colby, Kansas