Who We Are

The Catoctin / Frederick Soil Conservation Districts are part of The Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MASCD), which serves as the voice for Maryland’s 24 soil and water conservation districts on state legislative issues.

What We Do

We oversee soil & water conservation in agricultural sectors & urban areas in Frederick County, Maryland.

Resources For Farmers

Frequently used forms and other helpful information for Farmers.

Resources For Engineers

Frequently used forms and other helpful information for Engineers.

Welcome to Catoctin & Frederick Soil Conservation Districts


The Catoctin / Frederick Soil Conservation Districts promote and implement a range of local, state, and federal programs including land preservation, USDA-NRCS programs including the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, and Maryland Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share Program (MACS). The Catoctin / Frederick Soil Conservation Districts develop soil conservation and water quality plans and provide assistance to landowners to install best management practices. Assisting livestock operations is one of our priorities along with providing assistance for the implementation of Farm Bill programs. We encourage new cooperators and livestock operations and implement the environmental provisions of the Farm Bill.