FAQ

FAQ

Can I remove gravel from my creek?

You may be able to remove gravel from a creek, but only within guidelines of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). For more guidance call the TDEC office in Columbia at 931-490-3941 or visit their website: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/permits/arapqps.shtml.

 

In what situations do I need a permit?

Most work on streams, stream banks, waterways, or drainage areas should be reviewed by TDEC. If you have question concerning permits you should contact the TDEC office in Columbia at 931-490-3941, or visit their website: http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/permits/arapgps.shtml.

 

Who do I call for a burn permit?

The agency to call for a burn permit is the Tennessee Department of Agriculture “Division of Forestry”, their local number is (931) 839-2328. Burn permits are required from October 15 thru May 15 and at other times during certain weather conditions.

 

Where do I find soils information and aerial imagery for my farm?

The USDA-NRCS has developed a website where all this information can be located. The website provides aerial photography & soils information. http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov Where can I find floodplain maps for my property?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a great deal of flood information on their website. We have the ability in our office to generates maps for landowners with aerial imagery that has a flood plain map overlaid. Contact us to get a map of your property.

 

Who do I call when trying to locate underground utility lines (gas, phone, cable, electric, etc.)?

Before you DIG call “Tennessee One Call” at 811 or go to their website http://www.tnonecall.com. A person can be held liable for damages incurred if they dig and do not call Tennessee One Call.

 

Other Questions?

Please call our office at 931-528-6472 ext 3

 

 

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Our Mission

The mission of the Putnam County Soil Conservation District is to protect and conserve the natural resources of the county for landowners, land users, units of government, educators and organizations by finding and taking available technical, financial, and educational resources and making them available to our clients without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religions, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status.

Our History

The Putnam County Soil Conservation District, organized under the provisions of the Tennessee SCD Enabling Act of 1939, officially became a soil conservation district on February 19, 1941, following a referendum in which 322 landowners voted for and 16 against the organization.

 

 

The referendum was held at four polling places, namely Double Springs, Cookeville, Baxter, and Twin Oak communities....

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