Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)

McLeod County Soil and Water Conservation District

The McLeod SWCD has moved!
We are now located:
McLeod County North Complex
2385 Hennepin Ave N
Glencoe MN 55336

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

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 and 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.

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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 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.