New SWCD Director Training Materials

Did you miss the ‘New SWCD Director Training Webinar’ hosted by AISWCD and the Illinois Department of Agriculture!? Don’t fret, we have you covered! View the primary PowerPoint presentation HERE!  

Poster & Photo Contest!

The 2021 Poster Contest theme is “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities”. The annual AISWCD Poster Contest, part of the larger national competition hosted by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation Read more…

Release: S.T.A.R. Initiative Partners with American Farmland Trust on a NEW Pilot Incentive Program for Illinois Farmers

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources (S.T.A.R.) Initiative introduced a new Pilot Incentive Program in Illinois through a partnership with the American Farmland Trust. This program is offering a modest incentive to farmers willing to implement new in-field management practices that increase a specific field’s STAR rating. Read more…

Lawmaker Guide to SWCDs

The AISWCD is pleased to share it’s lawmaker Guide to SWCDs, a publication that will be used in the near future to educate lawmakers on the who, what, and whys of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Member Districts were each sent a copy of the document, and additional copies should be Read more…

We’re Hiring!

The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) is seeking a conservation professional to join our small team as the next Grant Manager. This position is responsible for all aspects of the administration and management of a large cooperative federal grant agreement.    Click HERE to view the Read more…

Brown Bag Brunch and Learn Series

Please join AISWCD and S.T.A.R. for the new Brown Bag Brunch and Learn series. This will be a recurring series on the first Wednesday of every month focusing on S.T.A.R. and other agriculture conservation topics. While an hour has been blocked for the series we will try to keep them Read more…

Legislative Updates: News from the Capitol

Lawmakers will return to Springfield this Friday, January 8th for a lame duck session of the Illinois General Assembly. Lawmakers are expected to meet through the weekend and next week, and once again, will operate under COVID-19 guidelines. This means that lawmakers will be spread out and accessibility to certain Read more…

Listen or Watch Now

Listen and watch! Miss the CRP training or S.T.A.R. Holiday Webinars? No problem, we’ve got you covered! We have posted links here for later viewing! CRP Training Webinar | NRCS | 12-16-20 CRP Training Webinar | SWCD | 12-16-20 S.T.A.R. Holiday Webinar | 12-17-20