Minnesota Association of

Soil and Water Conservation Districts



Annual Convention

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Leadership Development

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MASWCD Board & Staff

What is MASWCD?


Meetings and Events

Resolutions Process

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


SWCD Election Resources


  An SWCD's Guide to the 2014 Elections Process

     Candidate Filing period:

     May 20-June 3

     General Election: Nov. 4

visit the Secretary of State's web site to see who has filed for SWCD supervisor


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 Guidbook (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 the 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 Roundtable web site


            providing leadership and

            a common voice for

            Minnesota's Soil and Water

            Conservation Districts




MASWCD is partnering with the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and the University of Minnesota Extension to bring the latest land use and water quality research to local SWCD staff and supervisors through a series of webinars.


Aug. 13, 2014:  Soil Health Webinar, details TBA

May 21, 2014:  Nonpoint Source Nitrogen Loading, Sources, Pathways & BMP Cost Effectiveness for Minnesota 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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