Minnesota Association of

Soil and Water Conservation Districts



Annual Convention

Award Programs

Leadership Development

Legislative Efforts

MASWCD Board & Staff

What is MASWCD?


Meetings and Events


SWCDs on the Web

What is an SWCD?

Youth Education

      -- Envirothon

Partner Links


Minnesota Association of

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD)

255 Kellogg Boulevard East, Ste 101

St. Paul, MN 55101

651-690-9028, fax 651-690-9065

Minnesota Association of

Soil and Water

Conservation Districts

  Vist the Secretary of State's Web site to see SWCD Supervisor Candidates who will be on the ballot November 8


  An SWCD's Guide to the 2016 Elections Process


SWCD Directory


  SWCD Directory

The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) maintains a directory of SWCD contact information on the BWSR web site.  If you have questions or suggested changes to the directory, please contact the BWSR web site administrator.


SWCD Guidebook


SWCD Guidebook (link to Board of Water & Soil Resources site)

Minnesota's SWCDs, MASWCD, and BWSR jointly produce the SWCD Guidebook to provide information to the public about conservation programs and services that are delivered through SWCDs across the state.


Local Government

Water Roundtable

Click here to be directed to the Minnesota Local Government Water Roundtable web site.


providing leadership and a common voice for

Minnesota's Soil and Water Conservation Districts



MASWCD has partnered with the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and the University of Minnesota Extension to bring land use and water quality research to local SWCD staff and supervisors through a series of webinars.  Archived videos are linked to below.


June 9, 2015:  The Bees’ Plight and Prospects: Helping to be Part of the Solution by Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor of Entomology, U of M

-- view the archived video here

Aug. 13, 2014: Soil Health by Dr. Deborah Allan, Professor of Soil Science; Department of Soil, Water & Climate, U of M
-- view the archived video here

May 21, 2014:  Nonpoint Source Nitrogen Loading, Sources, Pathways & BMP Cost Effectiveness for MN Surface Waters with Dr. David Mulla

--  view the archived video here

Feb. 19, 2014:  Minnesota’s Ground Water and Surface Water: One Hydrosphere with Dr. Deborah Swackhamer

--  view the archived video here

October 2, 2013:  Climate Change Impacts on our Forest Resources, with Dr. Lee Frelich

--  view the archived video here

August 2, 2013:  Emerging Conservation Practices and Challenges for Agricultural Drainage, with Dr. Gary Sands

--  view the archived video here

April 2, 2013:  Emerging Minnesota Climate Trends and the Outlook for 2013, with Dr. Mark Seeley

--  archived video not available

Minnesota Conservation Partnership Video


The Minnesota Conservation Partnership video was jointly produced by MASWCD, BWSR and NRCS to highlight our collective conservation achievements.  The movie file (.m4v) is 131 MB in size and can be viewed using Apple Quicktime for PC or Mac.



SWCD Career Opportunities


For information on career opportunities with Minnesota's SWCDs, please visit the web site of the MN Association of Conservation District Employees (MACDE), www.macde.us




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