Copiah Soil and Water Conservation District vital asset for county residents
The need for conservation practices began following the civil war in 1865 with the completion of the transcontinental railroad which gave access to the Great Plains States. The influx of cattle and crop farmers who over-grazed and over-worked the land led to the Drought of the 1930’s. Dust storms 200 miles wide turned day into night.
To read more about the CSWCD and its impact on Copiah County, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.