Stvens Soil and Water Conservation District
12 Hwy 28 E Ste 2   -   Morris MN 56267   -   320-589-4886 Ext. 3



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About the Stevens SWCD

The Pomme de Terre River at Morris, MN

SWCDs are local units of government that manage and direct natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with landowners in both rural and urban settings to carry out a program for the conservation, use, and development of soil, water, and related resources.

Districts fill the crucial niche of providing soil and water conservation services to owners of private lands. Privately owned lands make up 78 percent of the land surface in Minnesota. Private landowners receive trusted conservation advice and assistance from SWCDs, which are governed by local leaders and focused on the conservation and other needs specific to the area they serve.

Stevens SWCD employs a staff of 5 full and part-time employees to accomplish our mission. We work, many times in partnership with other conservation agencies and groups, to carry out important duties such as these:

  • Work with the Stevens County Environmental Services Coordinator to co-administer the Wetland Conservation Act in Stevens County
  • Serve on the County Local Water Management Plan committee
  • Work with agencies such as BWSR, NRCS and FSA to promote CRP, WRP/RIM and various other conservation programs in Stevens County and assist landowners with sign-ups into these programs
  • Provide educational opportunities for youth and adults in Stevens County
  • Provide planning and design of conservation projects and perform tree and grass planting and maintenance services
  • Work with the MPCA and other counties within the watershed to coordinate watershed activities including TMDL studies and implementation plans and various water quality and quantity monitoring activities
  • Administer the Aquatic Invasive Species promotion project in Stevens County.


If you would like more information about the grant funding provided to the six counties of the Pomme de Terre River Association through the Clean Water Fund, please click here.

Click here to read about Minnesota's Clean Water Stories.

See our Board of Supervisors page to learn about the projects Stevens SWCD has funded through the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment.

The mission of the Stevens Soil & Water Conservation District is to work with county landowners in putting conservation practices on the land and to help all citizens be good stewards of our natural resources.

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