Soil and Water Conservation Districts work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. Soil and Water Conservation Districts, working in conjunction with agricultural as well as environmental stakeholders, have for decades over played a central role in efforts to protect and sustain the viability of Illinois’ finite natural resources for future generations.

RECENT NEWS

Cover Crops Premium Discount Program

Fall covers for spring savings! The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is offering farmers that plant cover crops a $5/acre discount on their crop insurance bill. IDOA’s Cover Crop Premium Discount Program is offered for Read more…

AISWCD Poster & Photo Contests!

The annual AISWCD poster and photo contests, held in conjunction with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the NACD Auxiliary, provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade as well as adults the chance Read more…

Kankakee SWCD Releases Soil Health Video

Watch! The Kankakee Soil and Water Conservation District is diving head first into the world of videography! In the recent past, the district received a Cover Crop Champions grant through the National Wildlife Federation. Originally, Read more…

65th Annual Stewardship Week!

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to our natural resources. In partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), Read more…

Conservation Catchall

After a hiatus, we are pleased to share that the AISWCD’s Conservation Catchall publication is back! Check out the spring edition of the Catchall now! Click HERE to read!

Stewardship Week

The National Association of Conservation Districts and AISWCD celebrate “Stewardship Week” each spring! The 65th annual celebration is April 26th through May 3rd, 2020! Tag us in your social media posts using the following tags: Read more…

MEET THE AISWCD TEAM

CLEAN WATER, HEALTHY SOILS.
REBECCA OSLAND, GRANTS MANAGER

REBECCA OSLAND, GRANTS MANAGER

O: 312-203-2528
C: 773-437-5275
Rebecca.Osland@aiswcd.org

STEVE CHARD, SPEC PROJECTS MANAGER

STEVE CHARD, SPEC PROJECTS MANAGER

O: 217-744-3414
C: 217-899-1435
Steve.Chard@aiswcd.org

NICK LONGBUCCO, STAR COORDINATOR

NICK LONGBUCCO, STAR COORDINATOR

O: 217-744-3414
C: 248-807-2235
Nick.Longbucco@aiswcd.org

GRANT HAMMER, EXEC DIRECTOR

GRANT HAMMER, EXEC DIRECTOR

O: 217-744-3414
C: 217-494-4340
Grant.Hammer@aiswcd.org

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SWCDS DELIVER

DRIVING VALUE, DELIVERING CONSERVATION
TRUSTED RESOURCES

TRUSTED RESOURCES

SWCDs are local, trusted resources that provide a wide variety of services in rural and urban settings that includes technical expertise and assistance towards natural resource management, conservation planning, outreach and education.

SUSTAINERS

SUSTAINERS

SWCDs work to protect Illinois’ greatest assets – the rich, fertile soils and water resources of the state through strategic conservation efforts. The AISWCD and its member distrcits supports the mantra of 'clean water, healthy soils.'

IMPLEMENTORS

IMPLEMENTORS

SWCDs implement conservation practices, protect groundwater resources, conserve and restore wetlands/habitat, and work with other levels of government, homeowners, and developers to manage Illinois’ land in an environmentally sensitive manner.

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