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to obtain needed improvements in rural communities. In fiscal year

1980, 1,226 RC&D measures benefited about 1,800 communities.

SCS and

other cooperating USDA agencies provided technical assistance on

335 of these measures. Financial assistance was provided to help rural

communities Install 126 of these measures, including those for critical

area treatment to control erosion and sediment, and to provide flood

prevention, land drainage, public waterbased recreation, fish and wildlife

developments, and water quality management.

The 1982 budget requests no new RC&D area authorizations and pro

poses to complete the program phaseout by the end of FY 1982. Emphasis

will be placed on completing those measures on which work is underway.

We will provide coordination and measure planning assistance in fiscal

year 1981 in full accordance with Congressional direction, including

the four new areas authorized by the 1981 Appropriation Act.

SUMMARY

The work performed under the Soil and Water Resources Conservation

Act of 1977 has helped the Department of Agriculture, including scs,

and the States to examine conservation work accomplished over the last

45 years. We found that controlling erosion, maintaining soil productivity,

retaining prime farmlands, reducing upstream flood damage, improving water quality and conservation, and conserving energy are very high priority national goals, assuming more importance than ever before if we are to produce sufficient agricultural products for ourselves and for

export while protecting our increasingly valuable soil and water base.

Two tables are provided for subcommittee review to show the non-Federal

contributions to soil and water conservation programs.

Mr. Chairman, that concludes my statement. I will be happy to

answer any questions.

Table 1

State

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

So11 Conservation Service

Fiscal Year 1980

National Summary Estimates
Noo-Federal Contributions of Funds and Services to
Soil and Water Conservation Districts Programs

PRIVATE OTHER
STATE

LOCAL

INDIVIDUALS, CONTRACTORS
GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT

AND COMMERCIAL INST
62,000
1,004,000

777,000
5140, 370
192,000

162, 120
355,071
1,044,327

992, 084
, 135,000
1,875,000

2,452,000
100,975
5,016, 725

9,580, 330
3,467,947
1,126, 476

2,356, 517
161,000
611,000

1,373,000
275, 750
323, 700

409, 220
1,564,920

723, 301

1,360, 965
152,000
1,116,000

1,038,000
1,250,000
3,038,000

1,959,000
277,000
356,000

481, 000
529,000
1,715, 800

1,600, 800
11,086, 459
1,370, 352

2,395,092
982, 436
2, 230, 882

3, 306, 145
, 480, 661
3, 405, 717

2, 425, 768
1,206, 864
2,434,968

2, 146, 360
3,460,083
936, 938

896,056
5,299,000
2, 135, 000

3,240, 800
116, 200
507,800

1,358, 600
629, 946
851, 526

1,373, 103
47,500
147.500

270, 800
1, 32,000
1,312,000

1,030,000
2,718, 552
2,871,043

1,497,616
346, 343
2,291, 200

5,693, 167
'1,479, 240

736, 320

2,547,376
3,593, 715
1,312,692

2,690,977
3,145,626
8,872, 450

922, 026
74,000
996,000

572,000
2,600
125, 500

193, 500
391, 800
1,956, 720

1,048,603
1,040,946

579,331

1, 702, 709
888,685
2,610,517

1,618, 369
1,263, 167
1,746, 115

1,700, 187
645,000
1,479,000

452,000
2,892,364
3,001, 623

3,599,374
1,780, 134
2,960, 705

3,201,297
365, 577
2,330,624

1,657, 715
1,874,000
1,467,000

1,655,000
26,000
9,600

46,250
1,380,000
1,002, 000

650,000
217,377
607, 781

1,090, 916
258, 090
1, 199,631

1,077,957
2,225,946
7, 500, 864

6,359,666
226,55
124, 785

1,202, 172
222,000
134,000

562, 000
149, 715
999, 346

404, 714
351, 103
920, 407

792, 132
1, 202, 900
925, 432

401,655
2,240, 306
2,620, 703

2,221,616
87,349
130,658

461,648
77,341, 492
09, 267,357

89, 195, OS

TOTAL
2,405,000

860, 490
2,391, 482
6,462,000
14, 704,030
6,952, 940
2,145,000
1,008,670
3,649, 186
2,606, 000
6, 247,000
1,114,000
3,845,600
14,859.903

6,529, 463
14,312, 146
5,868, 192
5,295,077
9,674, 000
2,262,600
2,854,575
1,173, 800
3,762,000
7,087, 211
., 330, 716
4,763, 144

7.597, 384
12,940, 102
1,642, 000

321,600
3,397, 125
3, 402, 986
5,125,571
1, 709, 469
2,576,000
9,573, 561
0,022, 136
1,361,916
5, 396,000

81,850
3,040,000
2,004,074
2, 535,670
16,066, 478
1,853,412

910,000
1,553, M
2,071, 602
2.530.067
1.090, 705

679,655
299 ,99

Total

Soil Conservation Service
January 23, 1981

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Table 2

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Soil Conservation Service

Fiscal Year 1980

National Summary Estimates

Non-Federal Contributions of Funds and Services to
M/OBO COM MAPP perfona beard Hat Euronserve to a platite se na programa PRO

HEDRCED PROJ

SNOW SURVEY

OTHER

TOTAL

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54,000

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177,000 337,000 938,000

12,000 111,760 262, 720
441,711 526, 456 317,133

607,000 2,223,000 1,091, 000
1,606, 159 7,930,004 1,342,869
693, 710 1,938, 306 606, 472
397,000 194,000 620,000

89, 250 176, 150 371,320
105,500 1,012,891 148,830
386, 000 195,000 790,000
900,000 1,773,000 1,532, 000
112,000 254, 000 113,000
366, 500 561,000 647,100
642, 186 777,319 1,775,450

796,811 1,545, 181 1,610, 180
1,670,934

3,227,875
485, 767 334,612 1,551, 160
174, 140 2,543,725 1, 406,893
350,000 1,610, opo 1,699,800
193,400 565, 700 466, 300
279, 906 1,292,555 599,090

21,600 86, 800 172,300
298,000 371,000 1,203,000
1,037, 139 1,303, 233 1,321,977

277,351 734,550 673,015
799, 105 761, 400 1,326, 517
586, 039 3, 196, 507 1,150, 310
805,067 2,019,810 2,516,896
204,000 763,000 386,000

21,600 106,500 106, 500
181, 170 680, 600 982, 605
326, 689 1,351, 126 548, 112
509, 119 1,491,490 1,004,456
351,852 1,074, 142 1,132,257

70,000 206, 000, 681,000
1,057, 392 1,213,632 2,575, 414
633,860 1,595, 467 1.997, 540
376, 573 1,119,635 577, 764
377,000 584,000 3,590,000
9.550

9,350 44,650
141,000 631,000 963,000
157, 325 757,627 459, 465

160, 770 330, 268 748, 821
1, 106,356 2,216,994 3,585, 395
359, 50 439,630 226,643
30,000 503,000 137,000
$6,346 106, 005 511.553
332, 292 326,721 635,808

45.945 158,972 600, 755
965, 316 2,249,973 1,982, 316

192,285 142,519 235, 417 TOTAL 23,201,221 57,692, 382 34.191,670

17,000 207,000
209,000 94, 760
51,200 53,227
79,000 383,000
3,675 567,630

320, 642
13,000 141,000
106,000 129, 250

110,028
550,000 127,000
14,000 511,000

60,000
185, 300 225, 900
407,070 279, 385
377, 406 493,548
655, 303 421,046

13,904 549,062
225, 769 133,243
220,000 383,000
259, 200 354,600

5, 290 345, 786

3,000 65, 900
$15,000 164,000
594, 191 538, 711

1.935 133,698
833,384 350, 650

71,772 852,038
670, 521 1,114, 235

1,000 112,000
46,500 26, 100
27, 100 796, 650
12,361 65,070
77,261 556, 103
571,586 269,022
397,000 141,000
895,697 1,368,854

6,035 163, 309
57,820 212,494
2,000 472,000
2, 400

11, 200
54,000 101,000
331,063 65,885
121.559 129, 148

53,697 1,361, 115
42,185 103,035

26,000 12,000
343, 781 22,257
256,865 180, 169

12, 200 122, 060
100, 703 020, 920

36,310 43,666 10,123,047 17,170,016

283,000 369,000

0
866, 110 129,665
2,510,000 605,000
1,819, 358 1,071,206

75,030 247, 480
243,000 105,000

78, 800 56, 900
2,067,855 170,082

499,000 43,000
1,011, 000 506, 000

322, 000 234,000

147, 400 1,576,600
10,355, 213 141,714
1, 156, 746 350, 353
1,633, 734 135,920
2,351, 489 164,963

712,935 85,556
5,195,000 192,000

64,500 378,900
200,876 101, 185
227, 700 $71,500
135,000 846,000

356, 969 274,991
1, 159, 976 5, 223,017

551, 521 91,673

177,344 1,543,996
5,813,573

141,000
1,200 10, 200
691, 400 37,600

466, 926 537,036
1,339, 335 147,819
3, 203, 383 297,552

957,000 53,000

761,375 461,972 2,099, 910 460, 076

66,863 1,067,298
284,000 87,000

6, 700
381,000 210,000

16,245 65,892
323, 142 465, 157
6,559, 603 903, 316
472, 926 190, 505
29,000

92,000
427,629 10,900
167,938 27,925
721,361 736, 009
276,873 77,467

30,525 19, 980
59,499,767 22,360,273

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2,485,000
16,000 82,250 860, 490
6,000

2,391, 482

0 6,462,000 106, 967 14, 704,030

43, 220 6,952, 940 22,000 80,000 2, 145,000

3,000 1,008, 670 26,000 3,649, 106

2,606, 000

6, 247, 000
19,000 1,114,000
73, 300 3,845,600
181,366 14,659, 903

191,234 6,529, 463

5,000,000 14, 312, 146
110, 700 106, 535 5,868, 192

15,616 >,295,077
25,000 9,674, 800

2, 202,600
33,867 2,854,575
125,000 1, 173,800

3,782,000
1,500,000 7,007,211
127, 176 6,330, 716

48,894 4,763, 144
17,378

7.597, 384

12, 90, 102
55,000 1,642,000

321,600

3,397, 125 3,676

3, 402, 906

5, 125, 571
609, 673 1,709, 469

63,000 2, 376,000
$19, 225 9,573, 561

765, 939 8,022, 136
12.

70, 805 1,361,916

5,396, 000

61,050
#31,000 3,040,000
150, 572 2,006,074
56,813 2,335,676

16,006, 478
5,962 4, 220 1,853, 12

89,000 910,000

75, 146 1,353, 777 1,750 134, 184 2,071,602

93, 965 2, 530, 067

317,117 7,090, 705
6,865 10,000 679,655
319,409 11,246,304 293, 004393

January 23, 1981
Soil Conservation Service

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SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE

Purpose Statement

The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) was established pursuant to Public Law 74-46, known as the Act of April 27, 1935, (16 U.S.C. 590a-590f). Technical programs are carried out in cooperation with conservation districts and other sponsoring local organizations. SCS provides technology transfer through soil conservation districts to landusers, communities, watershed groups, Federal and State agencies, and other cooperators with erosion control and water management problems to bring about needed land treatments and physical adjustments in land use. The purpose is to improve and conserve soil and water resource quantity and quality, improve agriculture, and reduce damage caused by floods and sedimentation.

The Soil Conservation Service has general responsibility for administration of tne following programs of the Department of Agriculture:

Conservation Operations is authorized by Public Law 74-46. (16 U.S.C. 590a-5901). Activities include:

1. Conservation Technical assistance to district cooperators and other landusers in the planning and application or conservation treatments to contri erosion and improve the quantity and quality of s: il resources, improve water quality and water supply, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, conserve ener! improve woodland, pasture and range conditions, and reduce upstream flooring: all to protect and enhance the natural resource base.

2. Inventory and monitoring to provide soil, water, and related resource data for land conservation, use and development: quidance of communi identification of prime agricultural producing areas that should be protected; use in protecting the quality of the environment; and, to issue inventory repor:s ni resource conditions.

3. Soil surveys are made to inventory the Nation's basic soil resources and to determine land capabilities and conservation treatment needs. Soil survey publications include interpretatis is useful to cooperators, other Federal agencies, State and local organizations.

4. Snow survey water forecasting from basic data collected to provide estimates of annual water availability from high mountain snow packs and reiating this to summer stream flow. Information is wed by agriculture, industry, and cities in estimating future water supplies.

5. Operation of plant materials centers to assemble, test, and encourage increased use of plant species which show promise for use in the treatment oi conservation problem areas.

6. Resource appraisal and program Jevelopment to ensure that programs administered by the Secretary of Agriclutre for the conservation of soil, water, and related resources shall respond to the Nation's long-term needs. This program is authorized by the soil and Water Resourses Conservation Act, Public Law 95-192, November 18, 1977, (16 U.S.C. 2001).

River Basin Surveys and Investigations

This program is authorized by the Watershed and flood Prevention Act, Public Law 83-566, Section 6, August 4, 1954, (16 U.S.C. 1006).

The program involves cooperation with other twiteral, State, and local agencies in the conduct of river basin surveys and investigations, flood hazard analysis, and flood plain management assistance to aid in the development of coordinated water resource programs, including the develoment of guiding principles and procedures.

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