Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)  McLeod County

Ryan Freitag
McLeod County Soil & Water District (SWCD) Manager
Phone 320-864-1214

McLeod County Government Center
McLeod County SWCD
520 Chandler Avenue North
Glencoe, Minnesota 55336


Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD's) are political subdivisions of the State of Minnesota established to carry out a program for the conservation, use and development of soil, water and related resources.

Leadership and governance are provided by five (5) board members locally elected as Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors.  The role of the elected supervisor is to develop policy, long range plans and budgets.

Our Experience 

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SWCD's emphasize cooperation between federal, state and local resource management agencies and local land mangers.  

McLeod SWCD is a local unit of government established under state law to carry out conservation programs at the local level.  Our district works with McLeod County landowners to help them manage and protect land and water resources on all private land and also assist with a variety of natural resource concerns. 

Our Mission

To provide assistance to the land users of McLeod County using natural resources to increase the productive use of land while maintaining and improving the soils base, water quality, tree production, wildlife and the overall quality of the county.

“Winter Waterway” Photo by Jukka Heinovirta on Unsplash; “Waterway” Photo by Elisa Stone on Unsplash; “Wheat Field” Photo by ricke 76 on Unsplash

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