Conservation Bank Board

The Oconee County Conservation Bank Board (OCCB) was established to protect lands with significant natural, cultural, and/or historic resources in the County that meet specific criteria by providing a financial incentive to willing landowners to convey either a conservation easement or fee simple title to eligible recipients. The Conservation Bank program will simultaneously protect valuable natural resources and private property rights.

If you would like to apply for a grant from the OCCB, please fill out the Statement of Interest form and return to the Clerk to Council. Once the Statement of Interest form has been submitted and approved by the OCCB, you will be asked to fill out the Application for Funding form and submit it to the Clerk to Council. The deadline dates for submission of applications are April 1st, August 1st, and November 1st. These forms can be submitted via email to You may also mail or drop off the form with the Clerk to Council at:

Pine Street Administrative Complex
415 South Pine St.
Walhalla, SC 29691

Meeting Documents:

DateAgendasBackup MaterialMinutes


Laura Havran District 1
Andrew Smith District 2
Ryan Keese District 3
Marvin Prater District 4
VACANT District 5
Emily Hitchcock At-Large

Staff Liaison:

Katie Smith 864-718-1023

Our Mission

It is the mission of Oconee County to provide our current and future citizens and visitors quality services while protecting our communities, heritage, environment and natural resources, in an ever-changing world.


Oconee County – A diverse, growing, safe, vibrant community guided by rural traditions and shaped by natural beauty; where employment, education and recreation offer a rich quality of life for all generations, both today and tomorrow.


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415 S. Pine St.
Walhalla, SC 29691