Leadership for the Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is provided by a board of supervisors consisting of five members, three elected by landowners of the county and two appointed by the state Soil Conservation Board. The board sets goals based on local natural resource concerns. The board has a paid staff to help carry out administrative and educational activities.
Technical assistance is provided primarily by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) which provides a District Conservationist. Other specialists are available from NRCS to provide specialized assistance in the fields of wetlands, soils, grazing management, and engineering.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, through the Division of Forestry and the Division of Fish and Wildlife, provides technical assistance to landowners in the county who request help with management of their woodlands or want to improve their land for wildlife.
The SWCD contracts with a private consultant to help landowners, county agencies, and land developers who need assistance with erosion control and drainage problems or need help in complying with state regulations for developing areas.
Our partners are listed on the Related Links page.