Waseca Soil & Water Conservation District Information


The Waseca County Soil Conservation District was organized under the provisions of the Minnesota State Law, through State Statute 103C by local landowners and certified by the Secretary of State on June 28, 1948.

The physical boundaries of the SWCD are equivalent to those of Waseca County.  The county is situated where the big woods (hardwood forests) gave way to the native prairie grasslands.

The SWCD is governed by five locally elected supervisors who hold monthy public meetings and is staffed by professionals committed to providing high quality assistance to the citizens of Waseca County for the protection of land and water resources.

SWCD's were formed in the early to mid 1940's in response to national concern over floods, erosion, and the dust storms of the 1930's.  During this time, the Waseca County SWCD's primary goal was to work with local farmers to establish practices to conserve soil and increase production on their land.  Today, the SWCD works in partnership with federal, state, and local governments to conserve and manage land and water resources across the county.