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Title: Biennial Report
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- State Soil Conservation Board
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Place of Publication: <Tallahassee> Fla
Creation Date: 1955
Publication Date: 1956-1966
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Jan.1,1955-Dec.31,1956-Jan.1,1965-Dec.31,1966.
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FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS



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Dedicated


To the supervisors of Soil Conservation
Districts in Florida for their interest, leader-
ship and unselfish assistance given in the pro-
motion of programs to conserve soil and water
resources within their districts and in the state.














Coitelts

Page

Foreword .............. .. .... ....... .. ... ............. 5

Trend in Land Use, Florida 1945-54 . . . ....... ... ... .. .6

Summary Applied Practices all Districts ........ .......... 7

New Districts and The State Soil Conservation Board. . . . .. 8

Progress in Soil Surveys and Farm Planning Florida Districts -;Table I 10

Soil Conservation Practices Applied to Cropland Table II . . ... 12

Soil Conservation Practices Applied to Grassland & Woodland Table III 16

Soil Conservation Practices Applied to Wildlife Table IV . .... 18

Structural Practices Tables IV and V ... . . . ..18-22

Other Activities .... .. . . . 14-24

Financial Report Districts 1955 Table VI . . . ..25

Financial Report Districts 1956 Table VII . . . . ..26

Financial Statement for Biennium 1955-57 Table VIII . . .... 27




ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

To the Boards of Soil Conservation District Supervisors for providing Annual
Reports which have been used in this report.

To the Soil Conservation Service for pictures and assistance in providing
detailed data on applied conservation practices.

To. L. A. Reuss, Farm Economics Research Division, A.R.S. for the prepa-
ration of Trend in Land Use 1945-54.

To the Agricultural Extension Service for assistance in editing.













Foreword


This Biennial Report includes major activities of the Soil Conservation
Districts of Florida for the calendar years 1955 and 1956. The financial state-
ment of the State Soil Conservation Board covers the fiscal period July 1, 1955,
to June 30, 1957.

By action of the State Soil Conservation Board, the Director of the Florida
Agricultural Extension Service has served as Administrator to the Board. H. G.
Clayton served during the period Janyary 1, 1955, through May 31, 1956, and
Dr. Marshall 0. Watkins from June 1, 1956, through December 31, 1956. Re-
sponsibility delegated to the Administrator includes that of assisting groups of
people in the State to organize soil conservation districts and the coordination
of activities and operations after organization. All actions are subject to review
and approval by the State Conservation Board.

Activities of the Soil conservation districts of Florida have been reported to
the State Soil Conservation Board by Annual District Reports and have been
summarized in this report. The statistical data were furnished by the State
Office of the Soil Conservation Service.

L. M. HOLLINGSWORTH
Executive Secretary


7 7
SIO\(QSTATE SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD

Ctrawford Rainwater, Pensacola, Florida
S. A. Bryan, Raiford, Florida
E. E. Carter, Vero Beach, Florida
Cushman S. Radebaugh, Orlando, Florida
A. V. Saurman, Clearwater, Florida









Creud Iu Card Use, lorida,


Land Use
Cropland used for crops

Non-forested pastureland in
farms

Farm woodlands pastured or
grazed

Farm woodlands not grazed


Other land in farms


Percent of All Land in
1945 1950


13.2


13.0


12.5


21.0


3.7 5.1

1.1 2.2


State
1954
7.4


16.3


20.6


1945-54



Change in Acreage
1945-54 (Percent)
+ 10


+ 24


+ 58

+ 43


2.8 + 141


Special use areas not in farms 5.7


Other land not in farms (inc.
forested and non-forested
areas whether grazed or
not grazed).
Total


56.6


100 100


In 1950, for the first time, the acreage devoted to special uses exceeded the
acreage used for crops in Florida. Some groves and fields have given way to
subdivisions, highway rights-of-way, parks, and other special uses. Florida's
rapidly expanding population will increase the demands for land for nonfarm
uses. Locally controlled Soil Conservation Districts offer a means of promoting
land use in accordance with land capabilities. There is increasing need to use
land capability maps to delineate productive lands that should be reserved for
agriculture and to aid in the selection of less productive lands for urban and
industrial uses.







*Based on U. S. Dept. of Agriculture Misc. Pub. No. 663, Tech. Bul. 1032 and
Agr. Information Bul. No. 160. Prepared by L. A. Reuss, Farm Economics
Research Division, Agricultural Research Service.


7.9




44.4


9.0




38.7


+ 57




- 32








SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
ALL ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS IN FLORIDA
(Reported by State Office, U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Gainesville, Fla.)

Period To 12-31-56Y
No. Acres No. Acres
Farm Plans 3,001 988,075 17,960 6,080,918
Soil Survey (acres) 802,368 11,785,917
Applied Applied
This Period To Date


Cropland
Conservation Crop Rotation (acres)
Contour Farming (acres)
Cover Cropping (acres)
Green Manuring (acres)
Mulch Tillage (acres)
Strip Cropping (acres)
Windbreak Plantings (miles)

Grassland
Critical Area Planting (acres)
Land Clearing (acres)
Pasture Plantings (acres)

Woodland
Controlled Burning (acres)
Firebreak Construction (L. Ft.)
Harvest Cutting (acres)
Improvement Cutting (acres)
Tree Planting (acres)

Wildlife
Fish Pond Improvement (No.)
Wildlife Area Improvement (acres)

Structural Practices
Bedding for Drainage (acres)
Channel Improvement (L. Ft.)
Check Dams (No.)
Dike Construction (miles)
Ditch Construction (miles)
Diversion Construction (miles)
Drainage (acres)
Drainage Pumping Plants (No.)
Drop Inlet Construction (No.)
Drop Spillway Construction (No.)
Furrow Irrigation (acres)
Irrigation Pumping Plants (No.)
Irrigation Reservoirs
Irrigation Water Management (acres)
Outlet Channel Construction (L. Ft.)
Pond Construction (No.)
Spoilbank Leveling (Cu. Yds.)
Sprinkler Irrigation Systems (No.)
Terracing (miles)
Waterway Development (a cres)
Well Construction


257,737
36,812
339,757
187,955
170,341
10,728
35


965
282,524
277,259


305,399
117,931,733
155,769
133,718
58,938


759
77,129


13,061
1,250,856
702
418.60
7,554.33
37.37
226,742
149
1,390
603
60,651
953
314
79,746
148,605
647
5,443,288
640
581.50
445
1,184


825,370
126,876
937,524
526,689
606,862
13,373
292


7,848
2,049,595
1,679,514


1,015,831
1,731,230,715
563,695
416,043
180,054


2,297
268,940


68,062
1,564,596
1,629
2,036
389,658
105
1,408,408
1,172
2,167
1,828
209,876
4,602
476
337,822
764,905
2,285
16,956,681
2,173
14,011
3,397
10,300









RieHniial Report

STATE SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD

January 1, 1955, to December 31, 1956

Florida now has 59 soil conservation districts organized under the Soil Con-
servation Act, Chapter 582, Acts of 1939, Chapter 20,926, Acts of 1941, Chapter
25,407, Acts of 1949, and Chapter 28,094, Acts of 1953. These districts cover
most of 62 counties in the State, or approximately 29,286,609 acres. Listed be-
low are the new districts organized during the period included in this report; the
date charter was issued and acreage:

District Date Charter Issued Acreage
St. Johns September 14, 1955 357,860
Taylor December 15, 1955 660,480

During the period of this report the following were members of the State Soil
Conservation Board:

Crawford Rainwater, Pensacola, Florida, Chairman
A. V. Saurman, Clearwater, Florida, Vice Chairman
S. A. Bryan, Raiford, Florida
E. E. Carter, Vero Beach, Florida
C. S. Radebaugh, Orlando, Florida

A. V. Saurman was reappointed by the Governor in 1955 for a four-year term.
L. M. Hollingsworth was employed by the Board as Executive Secretary. The
office of the Board is maintained on the campus of the University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida.
Each of the 59 boards of supervisors of soil conservation districts in the
State have entered into a cooperative agreement of understanding with the Secre-
tary of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, and State Conser-
vationist, Soil Conservation Service, USDA. As of December 31, 1956, there
were 133 technicians (SCS) giving direct assistance to organized soil conser-
vation districts in Florida.
The Florida Agricultural Extension Service has county agricultural agents in
each district and the agents assist district boards in carrying out educational
work in soil and water conservation programs. In addition, 49 county agents
serve district boards as secretaries.
Since the primary objective of the Agricultural Conservation Program is the
protection of soil and water resources, there has been a close working relation-
ship between various County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Com-








mittees in the State and soil conservation district boards of supervisors. Super-
visors and representative of State Soil Conservation Board are invited to partici-
pate in the formulation of programs for counties and the state. A number of
supervisors also serve on County ASC committees.
The district boards have cooperated with Departments of Vocational Agri-
culture and the teachers of these departments have assisted with the districts'
programs and work plans. The State has 187 Departments of Vocational Agri-
culture.
Approximately half of the districts had memoranda of understanding between
districts and the Florida Forest Service in effect at the close of the period of
this report, which enabled district cooperators to secure needed assistance.
The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission also has given valuable
assistance to the district cooperators. A memorandum of understanding is used
for this service, with many districts taking advantage of the opportunity thus
afforded.
Additional assistance has been obtained by the use of memoranda of under-
standing between the districts and the following agencies; U. S. Forest Service,
U. S. Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service and the State Road Depart-
ment.
Locally, districts have secured helpful assistance from: County Boards of
Commissioners, Vocational Agricultural Education Departments, Supervisors of
Farmers Home Administration, banks, county bankers associations, civic clubs,
home demonstration clubs, merchants, machinery dealers, fertilizer manufacturers,
sportsmen's associations, superintendents and school teachers, newspapers,
radio and TV stations, chambers of commerce, farm organizations, churches,
Production Credit Associations, Federal Land Banks, PTA's and many other
local organizations and groups.
District Program and Work Plans have been formulated by each Board of Su-
pervisors. These consider conditions, problems, conservation needs and prac-
tices. During the past two years many districts have received and revised their
programs in keeping with changes in economy, type of farming and research de-
velopments. In addition, 43 districts have made definite plans of work for each
year, including in most instances what, where, when and by whom. Specifically,
the Boards of Supervisors have realized the importance of a better balanced con-
servation program and included other phases; i.e., speaking contest, observance
of soil stewardship week, Bankers Award Program, cooperating with National
Soil Conservation District Awards Program, and supplying schools and teachers
with materials appropriate for teaching conservation.
In the following pages will be found a summary in table form by Soil Conser-
vation Districts showing the practices applied during this Biennium. In addition,
financial reports of districts and the State Board,. along with some representative
pictures of other activities and programs carried on by the various Soil Conser-
vation Districts, have been included.






TABLE I
PROGRESS IN SOIL SURVEYS AND FARM PLANNING FLORIDA DISTRICTS
JANUARY 1, 1955 to DECEMBER 31, 1956

Date Basic & Soil Con't'nSurv. Conservation Farm Plans
Name of Organized Location Acres in This Period To Date This Period To Date
District (Charter) (County) District Acres Acres No. Acres No. Acres


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Blackwater
Bradford
Brevard
Charlotte
Chipola R.

Choctawhatchee R.

Clay
Dixie
o Duval
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf

Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Highlands
Hillsborough
Holmes Creek

Indian River
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake


4- 5-44
3-23-53
8-25-52
3-17-42
3-13-50
2- 5-45
4- 6-44
5-24-50

3-21-40

10- 5-49
7-23-47
7-10-53
2- 3-52
1-27-53
6-20-41
8- 7-45
7-17-47
11-13-43

8- 7-46
6-16-44
5-29-44
2- 5-42
8- 5-46
1- 7-38

1-29-45
7-25-40
9-20-48
4-21-44


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Santa Rosa
Bradford
Brevard
Charlotte
Jackson, Cal-
houn & Liberty
Walton &
W. Holmes
Clay
Dixie
Duval
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Citrus &
Hernando
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Highlands
Hillsborough
E. Holmes &
N.W.Jackson
Indian River
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake


570,880
374,400
481,920
655,360
187,520
660,480
497,280

1,378,240

821,000
382,720
440,320
497,280
309,120
348,160
325,120
216,960
477,440

677,120
328,960
403,200
759,680
666,240
665,600

275,000
327,040
382,720
347,520
637.440


20,986
0
0
17,232
11,244
15,138
6,779

54,776

51,389
6,872
800
250
1,350
0
0
9,912
2,060

31,907
8,780
6,413
59,937
720
0

0
2,675
6,848
17,539
15.569


243,208
0
0
237,314
34,647
209,342
344,647

373,692

317,928
79,293
30,910
12,165
24,920
6,700
202,507
33,280
191,550

247,970
107,625
291,279
504,241
611,200
665,600

275,000
135,899
260,009
55,782
205,281


21,964
7,276
1,567
12,508
15,567
18,316
28,316

26,426

20,125
15,641
545
24,845
7,762
20
9,097
11,750
31,249

8,777
10,031
16,931
87,582
23,979
12,459

11,681
9,673
15,187
11,095
15,491


172,406
7,276
16,387
68,543
25,782
178,299
187,824

152,242

129,453
72,547
11,871
26,667
10,494
5,640
101,877
63,417
138,624

80,912
92,009
230,666
384,160
299,664
123,965

122,219
45,837
145,331
35,026
128,764


79
15
3
38
29
1
40
20
24

37
44
114
33
46
74

54
62
49
37
79





TABLE I-Continued

Date Basic &Soil Con't'n Surv. Conservation Farm Plans
Name of Organized Location Acres in This Period To Date This Period To Date
District (Charter) (County) District Acres Acres No. Acres No. Acres


Lee 7-10-47 Lee 503,040 22,114 241,015 20 8,024 152 56,251
Levy 9-29-47 Levy 705,920 14,837 101,945 63 18,883 293 97,065
Madison 6-26-41 Madison 449,280 8,494 186,536* 47 15,585 477 124,433
Manatee River 5-15-45 Manatee 448,640 0 448,640 68 19,600 343 131,227
Marion 12-31-41 Marion 1,034,880 305 199,546 62 15,621 291 97,500
Martin 5- 6-50 Martin 357,760 43,500 161,958 29 72,367 70 120,991
Nassau 5- 5-50 Nassau 416,000 5,704 52,380 42 10,413 197 43,391
Ochlockonee R. 7-17-40 Leon 438,400 13,783 358,527 70 27,854 620 189,090
Okeechobee 1-11-51 Okeechobee 499,200 29,591 147,893 16 9,662 43 61,989
Orange 7-23-45 Orange 586,240 10,761 434,680* 131 19,570 434 132,876
Orange Hill 4- 3-40 Washington 382,080 17,185 134,386 41 10,316 567 84,219
Osceola 10- 9-50 Osceola 848,000 42,229 129,146 39 43,740 53 47,584
Pasco 4- 8-46 Pasco 480,640 21,328 235,641 24 3,675 329 73,671
Peace River 4-27-44 De Soto 414,720 21,715 335,953 56 14,797 411 442,425
Perdido River 3-20-40 Escambia 398,573 2,286 398,573* 43 7,356 413 63,018
Pinellas 11-15-43 Pinellas 168,960 6,162 168,960 60 4,722 377 41,888
Polk 2-19-45 Polk 1,191,040 27,264 327,833 121 22,503 529 192,366
Putnam 1-22-45 Putnam 513,920 8,548 163,217 42 5,270 283 118,944
St. Johns 9-14-55 St. Johns 357,860 0 0 0 0 0 0
St. Lucie 9-21-50 St. Lucie 376,320 28,581 83,995 58 41,384 84 64,876
Santa Fe 12-14-42 Columbia 503,040 15,340 222,925 76 23;310 433 165,728
Sarasota 7-14-47 Sarasota 328,960 0 328,960* 80 30,149 165 50,830
Seminole 11- 7-47 Seminole 205,440 4,721 75,511 70 7,321 270 38,484
Sumter 2-16-43 Sumter 359,040 12,056 286,164 45 12,240 498 122,208
Suwannee R. 3- 4-42 Suwannee 433,280 13,950 203,078 70 16,144 417 105,916
Taylor 12-15-55 Taylor 660,480 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tupelo 2- 3-45 Gulf 356,480 13,447 43,587 3 280 39 9,209
Union 3-12-48 Union 153,600 19,636 65,869 47 23,498 141 48,548
Volusia 6-19-43 Volusia 713,600 30,312 321,224 72 12,010 471 167,975
Wakulla 7- 3-50 Wakulla 392,960 7,078 35,114 24 3,266 87 28,417
Yellow River 6-20-41 Okaloosa 513,536 12,265 190,672 56 12,655 591 101,897


State Total 29,286,609 802,368 11,785,917 3,001 988,075 17,960 6,080,918
* Basic soil survey
**Detailed reconnaissance soil survey






TABLE II
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

CROPLAND
District Conservation Contour Cover Green Mulch Strip Windbreak
Crop Rotation Farming Cropping Manuring Tillage Cropping Planting Field
(acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (miles)
Alachua 14,301 591 10,517 6,193 0 0 10
Baker 813 0 470 0 81 0 0
Bay 929 0 679 23 306 0 0
Blackwater 4,337 0 7,681 4,211 8,617 420 0
Bradford 4,091 0 3,891 2,197 0 0 0
Brevard 640 0 2,309 2,284 2,314 0 0
Charlotte 4,955 0 5,751 5,519 0 250 0
Chipola River 14,269 501 10,728 4,525 7,929 240 0
ChoctawhatcheeR. 3,508 0 3,920 556 6,449 0 0
Clay 153 0 977 250 252 0 0
Dixie 267 0 517 287 233 0 0
Duval 350 0 92 58 264 0 0
Flagler 10,406 11,039 10,606 5,528 4,175 0 0
Franklin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gadsde l 3,094 983 3,678 1,528 2,796 0 0
Gilchrist 1,817 0 7,278 1,832 0 941 25
Glades 993 0 520 1,073 430 0 0
Gulf 0 0 9,247 4,108 4,594 0 0
Hamilton 16,352 0 11,093 1,449 10,710 27 0
Hardee 3,311 0 16,544 16,301 0 0 0
Hendry 0 0 751 0 1,009 0 0
Highlands 0 0 6,061 0 3,585 0 0
Hillsborough 1,814 0 2,163 2,186 0 194 0
Holmes Creek 23,203 19,594 12,290 2,925 0 0 0
Indian River 210 0 40,146 0 40,146 0 0
Jefferson 2,567 1,876 4,087 13,869 5,121 0 0
Lafayette 4,595 0 4,049 1,460 3,621 396 0
Lake 0 0 5,537 7,650 5,297 0 0
Lee 4,976 0 2,474 5,741 0 2,091 0
Levy 31,545 0 13,667 4,445 0 1,596 0
Madison 4,682 1,481 4,241 4,333 3,824 0 0







TABLE II Continued

CROPLAND
District Conservation Contour Cover Green Mulch Strip Windbreak
Crop Rotation Farming Cropping Manuring Tillage Cropping Planting Field
(acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (miles)

Manatee River 14,334 0 20,850 11,166 0 0 0
Marion 13,190 50 15,940 8,518 3,017 70 0
Martin 0 0 345 0 0 0 0
Nassau 0 0 442 442 0 0 0
Ochlockonee R. 2,673 490 3,536 6,614 4,356 0 0
Okeechobee 0 0 125 0 125 0 0
Orange 128 0 3,419 2,620 2,660 1,643 0
Orange Hill 8,378 0 4,963 1,626 4,315 0 0
Osceola 23 0 363 415 33 0 0
Pasco 400 0 5,010 0 5,740 0 0
Peace River 321 0 12,523 11,717 0 0 0
Perdido River 9,018 0 7,630 2,289 4,860 0 0
Pinellas 24 0 8,570 8,559 0 0 0
Polk 63 0 1,969 1,537 2,178 1,640 0
Putnam 3,394 0 3,951 0 2,810 0 0
St. Johns 176 0 80 80 0 0 0
St. Lucie 460 0 5,715 220 8,715 0 0
Santa Fe 19,191 0 12,622 10,364 3,511 0 0
Sarasota 84 0 983 626 0 0 0
Seminole 120 0 1,396 815 964 0 0
Sumter 7,576 0 6,092 4,701 2,185 2,115 0
Suwannee River 11,657 207 11,181 5,871 261 745 0
Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tupelo 35 0 26 0 18 0 0
Union 3,149 0 2,920 258 0 0 0
Volusia 148 0 1,135 1,883 1,883 0 0
Wakulla 1,613 0 2,242 5,138 3,437 0 0
Yellow River 3,404 0 3,765 1,965 7,520 0 0

STATE TOTAL 257,737 36,812 339,757 187,955 170,341 10,728 35


































3001 Basic Conservation Farm Plans prepared with assistance
of District cooperators and land capability maps, with soil survey
completed on 802,368 acres.


1,003,330 acres of cropland received better care and management by the
use of practices included in Table II; in fact, there was an increase of
275,270 acres over previous Biennial Report.



































79,746 acres planned for irrigation water management during period or 337,822 acres to
date.


Wildlife area i movement planned and planted on 77,129 acres in strips of partridge pea
bush lespedez, Jbeggarweed and hairy indigo by district cooperators.





TABLE III
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

GRASSLAND WOODLAND

District Critical Improve-
Area Land Pasture Controlled Firebreak Harvest ment Tree
Planting Clearing Planting Burning Construction Cutting Cutting Planting
(acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (L. Ft.) (acres) (acres) (acres)

Alachua 0 3,957 8,668 0 1,258,550 1,295 464 1,655
Baker 4 163 434 1,418 267,880 560 1,562 47
Bay 0 '1,070 1,155 15,203 1,584,000 478 6,335 2,802
Blackwater 3 2,971 2,686 '13,249 667,280 231 7,194 1,900
Bradford 0 550 3,322 500 9,305,010 0 217 2,453
Brevard 0 4,503 7,500 3,657 177,880 0 0 0
Charlotte 0 6,329 2,735 52,660 147,840 0 0 1
Chipola River 18 9,046 8,773 8,170 920,992 5,540 6,034 6,170
Choctawhatchee R. 64 4,608 3,627 2,118 906,540 1,075 2,320 7,694
Clay 6 4,014 4,625 0 158,400 1,500 500 3,918
G Dixie 0 421 284 10,020 4,423,400 6,140 6,510 3,020
Duval 17 698 890 2,979 248,160 31 0 241
Flagler 0 2,570 3,296 23,680 1,012,370 3,740 160 0
Franklin 0 8 33 1,000 264,000 0 0 40
Gadsden 0 1,174 1,996 0 411,160 2,216 1,872 1,849
Gilchrist 0 442 1,321 2,365 29,924 0 0 173
Glades 0 1,461 5,360 0 0 0 0 0
Gulf 0 8,284 7,492 17,260 204,060 0 0 0
Hamilton 54 580 512 1,260 997,680 21,563 7,367 3,139
Hardee 0 8,042 5,877 3,083 89,760 0 11 0
Hendry 0 24,536 13,753 0 190,080 13,563 10,736 0
Highlands 21 11,375 9,512 0 0 300 300 0
Hillsborough 0 6,753 5,257 913 84,480 0 0 16
Holmes Creek 41 2,931 4,966 840 4,101,000 6,148 5,304 886
Indian River 0 1,240 2,068 0 278,320 0 0 0
Jefferson 51 1,515 2,952 16,200 482,628 10,590 11,777 586
Lafayette 0 1,211 2,212 1,059 833,800 11,165 10,332 2,014
Lake 11 4,914 4,970 600 207,520 50 1,553 187
Lee 0 15,012 4,649 6,972 216,480 0 0 18
Levy 0 926 7,849 2,704 461,520 26 1,729 958






TABLE III Continued

GRASSLAND WOODLAND

District Critical Improve-
Area Land Pasture Controlled Firebreak Harvest ment Tree
Planting Clearing Planting Burning Construction Cutting Cutting Planting
(acres) (acres) (acres) (acres) (L. Ft.) (acres) (acres) (acres)

Madison 0 909 2,855 892 681,020 1,665 1,526 1,269
Manatee River 0 5,941 3,641 5,658 628,320 0 0 0
Marion 0 4,017 19,999 2,160 198,380 0 105 107
Martin 0 13,048 4,003 0 0 0 0 0
Nassau 0 840 840 1,600 979,440 0 0 1,170
Ochlockonee River 58 2,804 5,883 0 94,170 2,217 3,019 859
Okeechobee 10 18,281 16,732 0 15,840 0 40 0
Orange 6 9,348 2,697 2,913 250,090 200 90 0
Orange Hill 6 1,891 2,219 1,843 420,620 1,190 1,226 3,353
Osceola 0 9,775 5,456 9,691 5,280 0 0 90
Pasco 25 1,640 1,130 5,000 43,630 0 5,000 200
S Peace River 0 15,670 12,080 17,485 1,140,480 10,188 11,470 10
Perdido River 401 354 1,063 3,495 276,080 1,756 1,792 455
Pinellas 0 2,107 2,328 209 66,068,640 0 0 5
Polk 4 4,481 3,019 604 104,940 85 0 10
Putnam 0 2,185 2,271 595 120,120 0 15 170
St. Johns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St. Lucie 0 12,387 12,354 20,060 66,700 0 0 0
Santa Fe 19 467 1,541 17,900 1,881,820 20,459 20,552 2,679
Sarasota 0 8,606 7,678 52 95,040 0 50 12
Seminole 0 5,848 3,031 1,076 74,330 0 0 10
Sumter 0 24,802 26,941 0 272,250 16,000 0 221
Suwannee River 0 102 3,930 4,090 134,310 382 1,290 1,761
Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tupelo 0 26 23 0 42,440 20 1,163 1,332
Union 44 226 1,039 11,095 13,411,200 5,121 1,807 2,600
Volusia 0 4,122 2,940 10,425 440,719 9,964 0 100
Wakulla 0 424 487 176 309,000 111 1,173 360
Yellow River 102 919 2,305 470 246,160 200 1,123 2,398
cTAT- TO TAT 965 282.524 277.259 305,399 117,931,733 155,769 133,718 58,938


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TABLE IV
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM

WILDLIFE STRUCTURAL
Fish Pond Wildlife Bedding
District Improve- Area Im- for Dike Con- Ditch Con- Furrow Irrigation
ment provement Drainage struction struction Drainage Irrigation Pumping
(No.) (acres) (acres) (miles) (miles) (acres) (acres) Plants (No.)

Alachua 2 28 0 0 6.50 740 0 0
Baker 6 5 0 0 1 20 0 2
Bay 3 13 0 0 12.30 1,365 0 1
Blackwater 4 15 0 0 1 304 0 1
Bradford 0 3 0 0 5.30 713 0 10
Brevard 3 5,089 511 18.25 280.50 13,955 4,093 0
Charlotte 2 39,010 374 4 814.0 3,941 4,969 4
Chipola River 12 135 0 0 17.40 1,370 0 5
Choctawhatchee R. 91 201 0 0 5 353 0 1
Clay 8 2 0 0 11.20 1,545 0 0
0 Dixie 3 82 0 0 0 0 0 3
Duval 16 433 80 0 7 1,190 0 2
Flagler 0 139 0 0 59.40 5,635 4,148 87
Franklin 0 200 0 0 35 3,800 0 0
Gadsden 51 23 20 0 0 27 0 2
Gilchrist 0 161 0 0 0 0 0 0
Glades 0 82 0 16 168 7,481 3,390 12
Gulf 9 3 0 0 1 10 0 0
Hamilton 55 15 0 0 0 0 0 156
Hardee 2 513 223 0 124 11,018 1,519 109
Hendry 0 0 0 96 319 15,225 2,127 14
Highlands 5 32 300 14 339 7,747 1,021 27
Hillsborough 39 92 0 0 427 2,828 416 43
Holmes Creek 45 396 0 0 10.40 1,155 0 5
Indian River 1 196 847 4 58 3,382 2,287 1
Jefferson 27 2,356 0 0 3.20 195 0 14
Lafayette 0 169 0 0 0 0 0 30
Lake 20 1,519 0 11.30 34.05 2,284 119 2
Lee 2 12,319 200 95 2,162 11,269 12,012 26





TABLE IV Continued
WILDLIFE STRUCTURAL
Fish Pond Wildlife Bedding
District Improve- Area Im- for Dike Con- Ditch Con- Furrow Irrigation
ment provement Drainage struction struction Drainage Irrigation Pumping
(No.) (acres) (acres) (miles) (miles) (acres) (acres) Plants (No.)

Levy 6 35 0 .25 4.00 1,320 0 0
Madison 6 62 0 0 0 0 0 13
Manatee River 30 686 284 4.00 511.00 6,411 5,007 67
Marion 13 35 0 1.00 6.00 3,351 0 0
Martin 10 226 80 42.00 318.00 20,767 6,129 8
Nassau 5 0 0 0 4.00 860 0 2
Ochlockonee River 27 645 0 0 10.70 2,237 0 8
Okeechobee 0 33 0 19.00 300.00 13,735 2,355 11
Orange 26 2,585 249 .55 61.40 2,155 1,263 18
Orange Hill 38 35 0 0 10.00 2,810 0 1
Osceola 0 9 40 5.00 17.13 2,875 10 4
Pasco 33 0 525 0 13.00 3,880 0 3
Peace River 2 539 3,945 0 236.00 8,947 224 21
Perdido River 0 36 0 0 10.60 1,461 0 0
Pinellas 33 371 91 0 48.00 1,725 100 7
Polk 2 4,014 280 4.50 104.40 13,716 343 8
Putnam 3 16 0 0 84.65 1,422 425 2
St. Johns 0 0 0 0 11.00 865 0 0
St. Lucie 10 124 4,144 76.00 273.00 17,055 6,513 33
Santa Fe 16 96 0 0 2.00 240 0 38
Sarasota 31 174 778 3.00 554.00 8,603 1,475 55
Seminole 10 483 50 0 15.45 2,041 600 10
Sumter 16 437 0 1.00 21.75 8,253 0 37
Suwannee River 17 85 0 0 0 0 0 36
Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tupelo 0 0 0 0 1.00 200 0 0
Union 8 56 0 0 1.00 130 0 5
Volusia 2 3,002 40 3.75 33.80 4,125 106 9
Wakulla 0 66 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow River 9 48 0 0 1.20 6 0 0

STATE TOTAL 759 77,129 13,061 418.60 7,554.33 226,742 60,651 953



































All districts have endeavored to keep the people informed about the conservation program
within the area. This has been accomplished through the cooperation of newspapers,
radio stations, T.V. station and timely newsletters. The above picture shows Board of
Supervisors participating in a television program in Tampa.


Supervisors attend workshops. During the period of this report 17 workshops were con-
ducted by supervisors for the purposes of better understanding of their duties and improv-
ing the conservation program.



































Area winners in 1956 Annual Speaking Contest sponsored by F.A.S.C.D.S. and 47 Dis-
tricts in the state. 1,049 high school students and 110 schools participated. $5,073 in
awards were made.


Ministers observe conservation practices in Districts, as part of preparation tor soil
Stewardship Wpk. Verbal reports indicate about 26 districts actively assisted this
program in the state.






TABLE V
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION PRACTICES APPLIED IN ORGANIZED SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
DURING BIENNIUM


STRUCTURAL


District


Alachua
Baker
Bay
Blackwater
Bradford
Brevard
Charlotte
Chipola River
Choctawhatchee R
Clay
o Dixie
Duval
Flagler
Franklin
Gadsden
Gilchrist
Glades
Gulf
Hamilton
Hardee
Hendry
Highlands
Hillsborough
Holmes Creek
Indian River
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake
Lee


Irrigation
Water
Management
(acres)


0
9
0
2
790
3,413
2,899
55
40
2,200
77
276
1,423
0
313
0
1,805
0
934
4,493
3,976
2,237
1,851
825
2,549
974
282
947
10,634


Pond
Construct
(No.)


3
6
0
0
2
10
16
8
12
1
0
1
0
0
5
0
0
10
61
1
1
19
54
8
10
30
0
0
6


Sprinkler
Irrigation
Systems
(No.)


Terracing
(Miles)


Waterway
Development
(acres)


Well
Construction
(No.)


Soilbank
ion Leveling
(Cu. Yds.)

0
0
0
0
0
332,587
79,520
65,025
26,820
10,830
0
0
137,567
0
0
0
229,408
0
0
59,352
0
326,946
521,383
45,386
77,755
60,326
0
0
63,849


36 0 0 25
2 0 0 0
1 2.00 0 0
1 64.00 37 0
9 0 0 10
0 0 0 50
2 0 0 17
4 31.50 117 0
1 83.50 45 0
0 0 0 2
3 0 0 2
2 0 0 9
11 0 0 83
0 0 0 0
4 99 53 1
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 5
1 0 0 0
156 0 0 60
90 0 0 96
1 0 0 65
18 0 0 1
50 0 0 68
4 134 40 13
4 0 0 22
14 39 35 12
30 0 0 19
2 0 0 10
1 0 0 120





TABLE V Continued

STRUCTURAL


District


Levy
Madison
Manatee River
Marion
Martin
Nassau
Ochlockonee R.
Okeechobee
Orange
Orange Hill
Osceola
Pasco
F Peace River
Perdido River
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
St. Johns
St. Lucie
Santa Fe
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee River
Taylor
Tupelo
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Yellow River

STATE TOTAL


Irrigation
Water Pond
Management Construction
(acres) (No.)

0 6
648 22
4,638 40
0 12
6,077 12
50 7
466 51
1,995 0
1,995 24
160 7
0 5
390 4
1,133 0
0 0
391 70
410 38
1,396 0
865 0
8,518 7
1,277 22
1,949 38
814 0
2,157 0
1,047 0
0 0
0 0
206 9
160 0
0 0
0 9

79,746 647


Sprinkler
Irrigation
Systems
(No.)


~ia )XR r, 40


Soilbank
Leveling
(Cu. Yds.)

16,021
15,604
317,655
0
238,015
4,490
270,350
520,981
174,490
0
0
34,000
205,850
0
742,321
26,900
37,194
0
379,550
0
273,400
23,878
99,250
0
0
0
0
25,785
0
800


581.50


Terracing
(Miles)

0
13.80
0
0
0
0
44.10
0
.20
19.00
0
0
0
29.40
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22.00


Waterway
Development
(acres)

0
22
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
9
0
0
0
46
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
39


1,184


Well
Construction
(No.)

2
12
72
2
23
3
44
34
10
2
7
3
18
0
5
8
33
8
59
16
42
9
47
23
0
0
1
11
0
0


4, 2 6-4--- 585


































Conservation field days or farm tours were held to observe conservation practices. These
were cosponsored by district and local groups or representatives of agencies.


LISLTlCC cooperators receives oanKer s nwaru. 3q LIsrrlcEs In tne state nave cooperated
with Banker's Association in making selection of district cooperators to receive this
recognition.








TABLE VI
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
January 1, 1955 to December 31, 1955

Receipts
(Including Balance
Districts Balance Expenditures Carried
Brought Forward
Forward)

Alachua $ 35,484.43 $ 16,471.37 $ 19,013.06
Baker 1,679.87 1,171.25 508.62
Bay 407.65 121.37 286.28
Blackwater 1,680.93 418.56 1,262.37
Bradford 1,428.59 716.99 711.60
Brevard 858.95 74.34 784.61
Charlotte 256.06 54.00 202.06
Chipola River 2,571.73 498.17 2,073.56
Choctawhatchee River 1,549.47 935.40 614.07
Clay 30.87 30.00 .87
Dixie 1,743.07 1,663.68 79.39
Duval 125.00 118.76 6.24
Flagler 826.29 285.37 540.92
Franklin 1,009.09 979.40 29.69
Gadsden 5,230.87 1,638.21 3,592.66
Gilchrist 1,390.84 688.68 702.16
Glades 1,707.84 263.10 1,444.74
Gulf 640.31 99.57 540.74
Hamilton 1,707.63 552.16 1,155.47
Hardee 2,737.43 2,206.89 530.54
Hendry 3,461.69 891.78 2,569.91
Highlands 4,876.82 721.07 4,155.75
Hillsborough 537.67 224.51 313.16
Holmes Creek 219.56 157.26 62.30
Indian River 1,090.60 649.15 441.45
Jefferson 3,027.02 462.50 2,564.52
Lafayette 13,488.77 13,258.09 230.68
Lake 5,269.04 338.96 4,930.08
Lee 7,295.97 3,436.68 3,859.29
Levy 2,263.21 553.61 1,709.60
Madison 2,882.41 2,566.12 316.29
Manatee River 1,430.96 1,097.10 333.86
Marion 3,969.04 144.14 3,824.90
Martin 417.11 81.09 336.02
Nassau 269.58 74.86 194.72
Ochlockonee River 5,530.72 2,194.71 3,336.01
Okeechobee 873.68 318.99 554.69
Orange 518.54 255.30 263.24
Orange Hill 3,161.48 2,831.44 330.04
Osceola 921.72 186.88 734.84
Pasco 426.41 403.99 22.42
Peace River 2,095.48 702.77 1,392.71
Perdido River 1,956.45 101.44 1,855.01
Pinellas 1,646.82 68.95 1,577.87
Polk 3,991.12 420.19 3,570.93








TABLE VI Continued

Receipts
(Including Balance
Districts Balance Expenditures Carried
Brought Forward
Forward)

Putnam 974.78 109.87 864.91
St. Lucie 232.42 212.87 19.55
Santa Fe 6,141.43 5,993.50 147.93
Sarasota 276.79 137.45 139.34
Seminole 775.08 664.51 110.57
Sumter 2,111.58 233.97 1,877.61
Suwanee River 416.11 100.34 315.77
Tupelo 589.84 397.39 192.45
Union 543.27 372.46 170.81
Volusia 2,962.57 445.99 .2,516.58
Wakulla 898.17 487.10 411.07
Yellow River 1,768.71 1,021.82 746.89

TOTAL $153,379.54 $ 70,306.12 $ 81,073.42


TABLE VII
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
January 1, 1956 to December 31, 1956

Receipts
(Including Balance
Districts Balance Expenditures Carried
Brought Forward
Forward)

Alachua $ 28,607.47 $ 14,121.53 $ 14,485.94
Baker 1,372.55 1,071.12 301.43
Bay 331.28 54.60 276.68
Blackwater*
Bradford 1,388.45 637.13 751.32
Brevard 784.61 102.92 681.69
Charlotte 202.06 42.41 159.65
Chipola River 2,566.96 864.01 1,702.95
Choctawhatchee River 1,191.91 908.23 283.68
Clay 439.37 107.00 332.37
Dixie 1,785.89 675.79 1,110.10
Duval 110.24 99.00 11.24
Flagler 982.72 263.89 718.83
Franklin 910.39 809.42 100.97
Gadsden 3,750.16 207.31 3,542.85
Gilchrist 1,663.46 921.28 742.18
Glades 1,755.44 1,072.44 683.00
Gulf 553.76 84.55 469.26
Hamilton 1,689.15 1,086.14 603.01
Hardee 2,136.19 1,832.88 303.31
Hendry 2,602.91 261.24 2,341.67
Highlands 4,715.41 631.12 4,084.29









TABLE VII Continued
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FLORIDA SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICTS
January 1, 1956 to December 31, 1956
Receipts
(Including Balance
Districts Balance Expenditures Carried
Brought Forward
Forward)


Hillsborough
Holmes Creek
Indian River
Jefferson
Lafayette
Lake
Lee
Levy
Madison
Manatee River
Marion
Martin
Nassau
Ochlockonee River
Okeechobee
Orange
Orange Hill
Osceola
Pasco
Peace River
Perdido River
Pinellas
Polk
Putnam
St. Johns**
St. Lucie
Santa Fe
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee River
Tupelo
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Yellow River


$ 1,010.41
1,605.45
1,047.45
2,888.79
19,768.06
1,018.83
8,476.75
2,559.35
2,982.09
436.21
4,020.18
336.02
194.72
5,278.01
703.49
2,227.84
2,343.21
872.84
144.17
1,945.36
1,905.01
1,577.88
3,673.93
1,047.21
0
350.55
7,210.59
212.59
1,069.09
1,958.35
316.77
461.10
372.46
2,683.84
756.32
1,206.45


$ 346.73 ,
1,601.46
157.35
280.38
13,333.39
543.21
2,385.79
1,249.56
2,432.88
267.21
893.36
22.64
31.00
2,006.59
241.91
1,495.70
2,011.34
536.54
85.25
748.44
122.39
114.64
171.65
175.53
0
70.00
6,295.41
142.66
508.87
185.29
56.64
109.69
219.71
90.01
208.21
415.13


$ 663.68
3.99
890.10
2,608.41
6,434.67
475.62
6,090.96
1,309.79
549.21
169.00
3,126.82
313.38
163.72
3,271.42
461.58
732.14
331.87
336.30
58.92
1,196.92
1,782.62
1,463.24
3,502.28
871.68
100.00
280.55
915.18
69.93
560.22
1,773.06
260.13
351.41
152.75
2,593.83
548.11
791.32


TOTAL $144,201.75 $ 65,410.57 $ 78,891.23
*No report submitted.
** New district.
TABLE VIII
STATE SOIL CONSERVATION BOARD FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR BIENNIUM 1955-57


State Appropriations:
Legislative (Biennial)
Salaries ......... ... ...... ...... .. .. ....
Expenses ............ .. .. .. ...................
Special Machinery and Equipment (new districts)..................


$ 16,967.00
11,515.00
3,393.00
$ 31,875.00









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