Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized in 1954 by
local farmers for the purpose of promoting the art and science of good
land use. The SWCD assists landowners and operators in planning
and applying the soil and water conservation practices needed to protect
and improve their soil and water resources. The SWCD is a legal
subdivision of the State of Minnesota, operating under a charter issued
by the Secretary of State on November 12, 1946. The activities of
the District are governed and directed by an elected board of five
Our Mission: To promote, guide and direct an action program which will result in efficient conservation of soil and water.
Our Goal: To encourage use of all Douglas County land within its capability and to treat each acre according to its need.