Soil & Water (SWCD)

McLeod County Soil and Water Conservation District

The North Fork CROW One Watershed One Plan is located here: and click on the Draft Plan or Appendices to review and comment.

The McLeod SWCD has moved!
We are now located in the McLeod County Courthouse!

office location

Welcome...  Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD's) are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use an development of soil, water and related resources.  

Leadership and governance are provided by five (5) board members locally elected as Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.  The role of the elected supervisor is to develop policy, long range plans and budgets.  

Our experience

We know the challenges businesses face today. Our consultants have been in your shoes. They're past owners and operators of businesses in all regions of the world and every industry you can imagine.

SWCD's emphasize cooperation between federal, state and local resource management agencies and local land mangers.  

McLeod SWCD is a local unit of government established under state law to carry out conservation programs at the local level.  Our district works with McLeod County landowners to help them manage and protect land and water resources on an all private land and also assist with a variety of natural resource concerns.  The McLeod SWCD is is co-located with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).  Both the SWCD staff and NRCD staff work cooperatively on Federal Farm Bill Programs. 

Our Mission

To provide assistance to the land users of McLeod County using natural resources to increase the productive use of land while maintaining and improving the soils base, water quality, tree production, wildlife and the overall quality of the county.

830 11th Street East Suite 113
Glencoe, MN 55336